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18th European ALARA Network Workshop [organized in collaboration with ISOE], Marcoule, France, 11 – 13 March 2019

"ALARA in Decommissioning and Site Remediation"


The participants (ICSM Marcoule, 11th March 2019).

Aims and objectives

The objectives of the workshop were:

  • To present the regulatory background and latest guidance and
  • standards regarding radiation protection for decommissioning and site remediation; both in the nuclear and the non-nuclear sectors.
  • To examine the conceptual and the practical aspects of the optimisation (ALARA) principle in these fields for workers and the public. The workshop aims at gathering a large array of experience and feedback from work performed in nuclear installations, installations outside the nuclear fuel cycle (ex. research facilities) and legacy sites.
  • To discuss and investigate selected key themes and overriding issues with regard to ALARA; to identify remaining needs and perspectives.

 The workshop was jointly organized with the ISOE Working Group on Decommissioning (WG-DECOM).


The final programme is available here. As part of the programme, time was devoted for discussions in working groups between participants. A technical visit of Marcoule installations was organized.


Session 1 - Setting the scene

Session 2 - ALARA for decommissioning and remediation of nuclear installations

Session 3 - ALARA for decommissioning and remediation of site outside the nuclear sector

Session 4 - Transversal issues: holistic approach and waste

Session 5 - Working Groups Reports - Conclusions and Recommendations