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Seminar Program    





Tuesday, January 8:


12:30 - 13:00  Registration


13:00 - 13:05  Opening of Seminar (Sigurður Magnússon, GR/NKS)


13:05 - 13:10  Welcome (Fredrik Hassel, SSM)


13:10 - 13:15  Seminar objectives and topics (Sigurður Magnússon, GR/NKS)



Opening session: The Fukushima accident and international perspectives (Chair: Sigurður Magnússon, GR/NKS, Co-chair Fredrik Hassel, SSM)

13:15 - 13:45 The TEPCO Fukushima Dai-ichi accident: events, consequences and lessons so far identified from the nuclear safety perspective (Speaker: Tero Varjoranta, General Director of STUK)

13:45 - 14:15 Issues identified from the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP

vis-à-vis the ICRP system of radiological protection  (Speaker: Abel González, Vice Chair of ICRP)

14:15 - 14:45 Fukushima lessons and the UNSCEAR project (Speaker: Wolfgang Weiss, Chair of UNSCEAR)

14:45 - 15:15 Lessons learned and implications for further harmonisation in Europe from a regulatory perspective (Speaker: André-Claude Lacoste, President of ASN)


15:15 - 15:45 Coffee


Session I: Fukushima accident – Nordic emergency response (Chairman: Eldri Holo, NRPA)

15:45 - 16:15 Nordic assessments, considerations and response (Speaker: Kaare Ulbak, SIS)

16:15 - 16:30 The Finnish iodine prophylaxis approach applied during the TEPCO Fukushima Dai-Ichi accident (Speaker: Hannele Aaltonen, STUK)

16:30 - 17:00 Iodine prophylaxis approach in Sweden and follow-up study on Swedish citizens in Japan (Speaker: Lynn Hubbard, SSM)

17:00 - 17:15 Discussion with emphasis on iodine prophylaxis

17:15 - 17:30 Experience of use of CTBTO data (Speaker: Sigurður Emil Pálsson, GR)

17:30 - 17:45 Recovery phase – Norwegian experience and relevance for Japanese and vice versa (Speaker: Astrid Liland, NRPA)


18:00 - 20:30 Seminar reception with ‘mingling’ and buffet



Wednesday, January 9


Session II: Fukushima accident – implications for nuclear safety (Chairman: Lars Gunsell, SSM)

9:00 - 9:20 What happened to nuclear safety work/focus in Europe after Fukushima? (Speaker: Petteri Tiippana, STUK)

9:20 - 9:40 Nordic nuclear power follow-up in Finland (Speaker: Tomi Routamo, STUK)

9:40 - 10:00 Nordic nuclear power follow-up in Sweden (Speaker: Jan Hanberg, SSM)


10:00 - 10:30 Coffee


10:30 - 10:45 Fortum’s actions to Loviisa NPP due to Fukushima accident: early own initiatives, national requirements, EU stress test and future (Speaker: Mika Harti, Loviisa)

10:45 - 11:00 Utilities follow-up in Sweden (Early own initiatives, national requirements, EU stress test, future) (Speaker: Magnus Reinsjö, Vattenfall)

11:00 - 11:15 Stress test of Norwegian nuclear facilities (Speaker: Atle Valseth, IFE)

11:15 - 11:30 Perspectives on nuclear safety from a Nordic non-nuclear country (Speaker: Michael Boesgaard Brøndel, DEMA)

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch


Session III: Way forward – assessments and communication – learning from the past (Chairman:  Jens-Peter Lynov, DTU)

12:30 - 12:50Learning from the Fukushima accident and 22 July 2011 in Oslo (Speaker: Ole Harbitz, NRPA)

12:50 - 13:10 Considerations on the adequacy of Nordic capabilities for early detection of emergencies (Speaker: Kaj Vesterbacka, STUK)

13:10 - 13:50 Technical assessments - source term and residual dose estimation – improving the assessments (Speakers: Steen Hoe, DEMA, and Wiktor Frid, SSM)

13:50 - 14:10 Fukushima accident - communication with the public (Speaker: Anne Marit Skjold, NRPA)


14:10 - 14:40 Coffee


Session IV: Concluding session: The future for Nordic nuclear safety and emergency preparedness (Chairman: Jorma Aurela, TEM)

14:40 - 15:15  How can the Nordic countries improve emergency response and cooperation at home and abroad? (Speaker: Kresten Breddam, SIS)

15:15 - 15:30 How can the Nordic countries improve cooperation on nuclear safety? (Speaker: Lennart Carlsson, SSM)

15:30 - 15:40  Possible contributions from NKS-R (Speaker: Kaisu Leino, Fortum/NKS)

15:40 - 15:50  Possible contributions from NKS-B (Speaker: Kasper G. Andersson, DTU/NKS)

15:50 - 16:00 Conclusion of seminar – final remarks (Speaker: Sigurður Magnússon, GR/NKS)

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