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2nd Expert Group Meeting (2006)

Second Expert Group Meeting on Monitoring Radioactive Scrap Metal (2006)

Introduction

From 12-14 June 2006 the UNECE Secretariat hosted the second expert meeting on Monitoring Radioactive Scrap Metal in Geneva. The purpose of the meeting was to agree on international Recommendations that identify responsibilities and describe best practices to help governments and industries to minimise the risks and to deal more effectively with radioactively contaminated scrap metal.

The Expert Group finalized in principle Recommendations on Monitoring and Response Procedures for Radioactive Scrap Metal.

The Recommendations, prepared by governmental and industry experts, provide specific recommendations and examples of good practice for prevention, detection and response in relation to radioactive scrap metal. They specify the roles and responsibilities of all concerned parties in government and industry in helping to establish an effective collaborative and unified approach at the national level.

Governments and industry alike are encouraged to use the recommendations and examples of good practice to develop strategies to effectively monitor scrap metal, metal products and associated waste and to respond to any discovery of radioactive material. This, in turn, should lead to better international harmonization of approaches and methods and, thereby, to more effective prevention, detection and response at the national level.

The Recommendations will be available on this site by the end of September 2006. French and Russian language versions should be available by the end of 2006.

 
Report
  ECE/TRANS/AC.10/2006/7 - Report of the 2nd session (12 - 14 June 2006)
  English PDF
  French PDF
  Russian PDF
 
Recommendations on Monitoring and Response Procedures for Radioactive Scrap Metal
  ECE/TRANS/AC.10/2006/8
  English PDF
  French PDF
  Russian PDF
 
Agenda and programme
  ECE/TRANS/AC.10/2006/1 - Provisional Agenda for the 2nd session (12 - 14 June 2006)
  English PDF
  French PDF
  Russian PDF
 
Official documents
  ECE/TRANS/AC.10/2006/6 - (Secretariat) Other Relevant Issues and Next Steps
  English PDF
  French PDF
  Russian PDF
   
  ECE/TRANS/AC.10/2006/5 - (Secretariat) Draft Voluntary Protocol - International Recommendations for Monitoring and Response Procedures for Radioactive Material in Scrap Metal
  English PDF
  French PDF
  Russian PDF
   
  ECE/TRANS/AC.10/2006/5/Add.1 - (Secretariat) Draft Voluntary Protocol - International Recommendations for Monitoring and Response Procedures for Radioactive Material in Scrap Metal - Addendum
  English only PDF
 
  ECE/TRANS/AC.10/2006/4 - (Secretariat) Overview of Key Areas
  English PDF
  French PDF
  Russian PDF
   
  ECE/TRANS/AC.10/2006/4/Add.1 - (Secretariat) Overview of Key Areas - Addendum 1
  English PDF
  French PDF
  Russian PDF
   
  ECE/TRANS/AC.10/2006/3 - (Secretariat) Need for Action and Objectives of a Voluntary International Protocol on Radioactively Contaminated Scrap Metal
  English PDF
  French PDF
  Russian PDF
   
  ECE/TRANS/AC.10/2006/2 - (Secretariat) Spanish Protocol for Collaboration on Monitoring Radiation of Metallic Materials - (Revision 1: 1 January 2005)
  English PDF
  French PDF
  Russian PDF
 
Informal documents
  No. 1 - Excerpts of General Comments on the Draft Voluntary Protocol: International Recommendations to Monitor and Manage Radioactive Scrap Metal
  English only PDF
 
Presentations from Second Expert Group Meeting
UNECE Need for Action ppt (73 KB)
Overview of Key Issues ppt (111 KB)
Belgium pdf (38 KB) ppt (444 KB)  
Czech Republic pdf (47 KB) ppt (137 KB)  
Georgia pdf (54 KB) ppt (12,337 KB)  
Slovenia   ppt (3,271 KB)  
Spain pdf (41 KB) ppt (3,006 KB)  
Switzerland pdf (14 KB) ppt (140 KB)  
Tajikistan pdf (119 KB) ppt (190 KB)  
U.S.A. pdf (14 KB) ppt (2,417 KB)  
UNITAR pdf (47 KB)    
UNECE Next Steps   ppt (95 KB)  
 
Participants list