[ RadSafe ] "RAD-ER 2016" Chernobyl radiological practicum
Dr. Francis Y. Tsang
francistsang at cox.net
Sat Sep 10 20:18:03 CDT 2016
I would be interested in attending this. Please send me information….
> On Sep 10, 2016, at 6:01 PM, mcooperconsulting at yahoo.com wrote:
> I would be interested learning more about this.
> With regards,
> Michael N. Cooper MS, MPH, CIH, NRRPT
> Certified Industrial Hygienist
> Radiation Protection Technologist
> Principal Scientist
> mcooperconsulting at yahoo.com
> Instructor, University of California, Davis mncooper at ucdavis.edu
> (408) 313-2127
>> On Sep 10, 2016, at 6:30 PM, Carl Willis <carl.willis at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello RADSAFErs,
>> Erik Kambarian, Edward Geist, and I are pleased to announce the scheduling
>> of "RAD-ER 2016", a week-long, hands-on radiation measurement and
>> protection program hosted by the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) and
>> organized by us in the USA. Last year, we ran a single "pilot" session
>> that was most enjoyable. This year, we're hosting two sessions for eight
>> participants each.
>> Dates: November 6-12, 2016 (Session One), November 13-19 (Session Two)
>> -Using a variety of detection instruments, including ones you bring
>> yourself, we will explore the radiation environment of ChNPP interiors,
>> including the Unit 3 Main Circulation Pump engine halls, the Units 3-4
>> ventilation building, some rarely-visited upper levels of the Unit 3
>> reactor building; and the high-radiation "Local Zone" surrounding Unit 4.
>> -We will spend two entire days working on measuring contamination and
>> engaging in decontamination activities involving pieces of the iconic old
>> ventilation chimney that once stood between Units 3 and 4. The pieces of
>> the chimney are being stored in the Turbine Hall, and we will work on them
>> there and in Building 87 north of the main power plant structure.
>> -Visit Fire Station No. 2 (where many firefighters killed in the 1986
>> accident were based) and the ChNPP Emergency Response Center, located in
>> the same ABK-1 "bunker" used for this purpose in 1986.
>> Cost: Nominally $1550 USD per person, which includes lodging in Slavutych,
>> ground transportation associated with the program, PPE, and most meals. We
>> run this as a non-profit operation, collecting funds to pay for visitors'
>> costs and our own expenses.
>> If interested, please email me and I will provide our program "brochure."
>> Best regards,
>> Carl Willis
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