Technical papers, presentations and articles – 2016

Experts at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) are often requested to present technical papers and presentations about the nuclear industry at conferences, seminars, technical meetings and workshops in Canada and around the world. Also, these experts write technical articles that are published in various journals.

CNSC Experts also contribute to the development of research projects. Abstracts and the final research reports are available under the CNSC Research and Support Program.

Below is a listing of abstracts for published papers, presentations and journal articles.

To obtain a copy of the document that is related to an abstract, contact the CNSC. When contacting the CNSC, please provide the title and date of the abstract.

2016

Subject: Cancer incidence and mortality from exposure to radon progeny among Ontario uranium miners
Published in: Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Date: December 2016
Publisher: BMJ Journal
Author(s): Garthika Navaranjan, Colin Berriault, Minh Do, Paul J. Villeneuve and Paul A. Demers
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Management Systems and Standards in the Nuclear Industry
Presented at: 14th IAEA-FORATOM Management System Workshop
Date: December 12–15, 2016
Location: Vienna, Austria
Prepared by: Pierre Lahaie
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Subject: Leadership and Management Review
Presented at: 14th IAEA-FORATOM Management System Workshop
Date: December 12–15, 2016
Location: Vienna, Austria
Prepared by: Pierre Lahaie
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Subject: Environmental Qualification (EQ) Program at Canadian Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) – A Status Report From a Regulator’s Perspective
Presented at: 28th Annual EQ Technical Meeting
Date: November 16–18, 2016
Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA
Prepared by: Meliha Vlatkovic
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Overview of Cyber Security Regulatory Framework for NPPs
Presented at: 12th Annual UNENE Workshop on Nuclear I&C Systems
Date: November 11, 2016
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Prepared by: Chul Hwan Jung
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Subject: Characterization of radionuclides in uranium mine tailings with synchrotron-based hard X-ray microprobe techniques
Presented at: II International Conference on Radioecological Concentration Processes
Date: November 6–9, 2016
Location: Seville, Spain
Prepared by: Steve Mihok, Karina Lange, Antonio Lanzirotti and Julie Brown
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Regulatory Oversight of Safety Culture
Presented at: 1st Bilateral Meeting between the CNSC and NRA
Date: October 20-21, 2016
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Prepared by: André Bouchard
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Subject: Presentation on Preparing Workers for the Unexpected
Presented at: 1st Bilateral Meeting between the CNSC and NRA
Date: October 20–21, 2016
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Prepared by: André Bouchard
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Subject: Comparative modelling of laboratory experiments for the hydro-mechanical behaviour of a compacted bentonite–sand mixture
Published in: Environmental Earth Sciences
Date: October 18, 2016
Publisher: Springer Nature
Author(s): A. Millard ,N. Mokni, J. D. Barnichon, K. E. Thatcher, A. E. Bond, A. Fraser-Harris, C. Mc Dermott, R. Blaheta, Z. Michalec, M. Hasal, O. Nasir, R. Fedors, H. Yi, O. Kolditz
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Development of a viscoelastoplastic model for a bedded argillaceous rock from laboratory triaxial tests
Published in: Canadian Geotechnical Journal
Date: October 18, 2016
Publisher: NRC Research Press
Author(s): Z. Li, T. S. Nguyen, G. Su, D. Labrie and J.D. Barnichon
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Regulatory Challenges for Human Factors in Small Modular Reactors
Presented at: First CNSC-KINS Bilateral Technical Information Exchange Meeting
Date: October 17–21, 2016
Location: Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Prepared by: André Bouchard
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Subject: Presentation on CSA standard N290.12, Human factors in design for nuclear power plants
Presented at: First CNSC-KINS Bilateral Technical Information Exchange Meeting
Date: October 17–18, 2016
Location: Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Prepared by: André Bouchard
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Subject: Characterizing the mechanical behaviour of the Tournemire argillite
Published in: Special Publications: SP443 Radioactive Waste Confinement: Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers.
Date: Published on the Web on October 13, 2016.
Publisher: Geological Society of London
Author(s): Xueqing Su, Son Nguyen, Ehsan Haghighat, Stanislaw Pietruszczak, Denis Labrie, Jean-Dominique Barnichon and Hadj Abdi
Type: Open-access peer-reviewed article
Subject: Regulatory Review of CANDU Fuel Thermal Hydraulic Analysis and Associated Challenges
Presented at: 5th International Workshop on Current CANDU Safety Issues and Resolutions for CANDU Safety and Sustainability
Date: October 12-14, 2016
Location: Gyeongju, Korea
Prepared by: Yujun Guo
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Tritium – Competitive Reaction in Cyclotrons F-18 Production – Regulatory Implications
Presented at: Meeting of the Task Force on Shielding Aspects of Accelerators, Targets and Irradiation Facilities
Date: October 11, 2016
Location: Dresden, Germany
Prepared by: Angel Licea
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: The Measurement of Neutron Energy Spectra in Different Licensed Facilities Using the Nested Neutron Spectrometer
Presented at: Meeting of the Task Force on Shielding Aspects of Accelerators, Targets and Irradiation Facilities
Date: October 10, 2016
Location: Dresden, Germany
Prepared by: Angel Licea
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Modification of the SPAR-H method to support HRA for Level 2 PSA
Presented at: PSAM 13
Date: October 2–7, 2016
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Prepared by: G. Banaseanu, M. Xu, Y. Akl
Type: Human reliability analysis
Subject: A Regulator’s Role in Research and Development – Status of Chemistry-Related Regulations and Research in the Canadian Nuclear Power Industry
Presented at: Nuclear Plant Chemistry Conference 2016
Date: October 2–7, 2016
Location: Brighton, UK
Prepared by: Ram Kameswaran and Michael Yacyshyn
Type: Abstract of a technical papaer
Subject: Geoscientific arguments in support of the safety case for a deep geological repository in Southern Ontario, Canada
Presented at: DAEF Conference
Date: September 26–28, 2016
Location: Cologne, Germany
Prepared by: T.S. Nguyen, J. Brown, M. Herod, Z. Li and O. Nasir
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Reliability Requirements and Use of Risk Applications for the Reliability Program in Canadian Nuclear Power Plants
Presented at: European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL) 2016
Date: September 25–29, 2016
Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Prepared by: Usha Menon, Chantal Morin, Yolande Akl
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Early regulatory involvement in a deep geological repository initiative for the long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel
Presented at: 3rd Canadian Conference on Nuclear Waste Management, Decommissioning and Environmental Restoration, September 11-14, 2016
Date: September 12, 2016
Location: Ottawa, ON
Prepared by: J.L. Mecke, K. Noble, J. L. Brown
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Fitness for Duty: A Canadian Nuclear Regulatory Perspective
Presented at: Second International Conference on Physical Employment Standards
Date: August 23–26, 2015
Location: Canmore, Alberta
Prepared by: Aaron J. Derouin
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: What Could Be Learnt From the Development and Qualification of Canadian Reactor-Physics Codes
Presented at: 16th Conference on Core Reactor Physics (CORPHY-2016)
Date: August 23–26, 2016
Location: Beijing, China
Prepared by: Wei Shin
Type: Abstract of a plenary talk
Subject: CNSC – Irradiated Fuel Bay (IFB) Loss-of-Cooling Severe Accident Work
Presented at: 13th International Conference on CANDU Fuel
Date: August 15–18, 2016
Location: KIngston, Ontario
Prepared by: Wade Grant
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: CANDU Fuel Safety Criteria: A CNSC Perspective
Presented at: 13th International Conference on CANDU Fuel
Date: August 15–18, 2016
Location: KIngston, Ontario
Prepared by: Michel Couture
Type: Extended abstract of a technical presentation for the plenary session
Subject: Regulatory Perspective for the Definition of Probabilistic Acceptance Criteria for the CANDU Pressure Tubes
Presented at: ASME 2016 Pressure Vessels and Piping Division Conference
Date: July 17–21, 2016
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Prepared by: Sankar Laxman, Blair Carroll and John Jin
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Canadian Requirements for Ensuring Workers’ Competency in the Field of Nuclear Energy
Presented at: IAEA TWG-MHR
Date: June 14–17, 2016
Location: Vienna, Austria
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Subject: Proceedings report of the Workshop on the Canadian Journey on Seismic Design and Qualification of Nuclear Installations
Date: June 9–10, 2016
Author(s): Tarek Aziz, TSAziz Consulting Inc.
Type: Proceedings report for CNSC-hosted workshop
Subject: Laboratory and Numerical Investigation of the Hydro-Mechanical Behaviour of the Cobourg Limestone
Presented at: DOPAS 2016 Seminar – International topical seminar on plugging and sealing for underground applications
Date: May 25–27, 2016
Location: Turku, Finland
Prepared by: Grant Su, Son Nguyen, Zhenze Li, Farzine Nasseri, Paul Young
Type: Abstract and poster
Subject: Use of a Graded Approach in the Regulation of Research Reactors at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Presented at: IAEA Technical Meeting on the Use of a Graded Approach in the Application of the Safety Requirements for Research Reactors
Date: May 23–27, 2016
Location: Vienna, Austria
Prepared by: J.E. Kowalski, N. Mesmous
Type: Technical presentation
Subject: Managing Structural Integrity of Key Components for Long-Term Operation of Nuclear Power Plants – Regulatory staff's perspectives
Presented at: 2016 Annual Meeting of ICG-EAC (International Cooperative Group on Environmentally Assisted Cracking of Materials in Water Reactors)
Date: May 15–21, 2016
Location: Qingdao, China
Prepared by: Yong-Zhi Wang, John Jin and Gerry Frappier
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: CNSC Review of the Long-Term Safety Case for a Deep Geological Repository
Presented at: ENSI/CNSC Information Exchange Meeting
Date: May 13, 2016
Location: Brugg, Switzerland
Prepared by: T.S. Nguyen
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: CNSC Regulatory Research – Mechanics of Sedimentary Rocks
Presented at: Technical information exchange meeting with Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate
Date: May 13, 2016
Location: Brugg, Switzerland
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Subject: Application of a Graded Approach to Safety Standards of Research Reactors and Subcritical Assemblies
Presented at: Expert Mission on the Use of a Graded Approach in the Application of Safety Standards to a Subcritical Assembly Project
Date: May 2–6, 2016
Location: Sidi Thabet, Tunesia
Prepared by: N. Mesmous and J.E. Kowalski
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Development of a Production MCNP CANDU 3D Full-Core Model With Practical Remedies to the Issues in Deriving Reliable Tally Results
Presented at: PHYSOR 2016 – Unifying Theory and Experiments in the 21st Century, Sun Valley Resort
Date: May 1–5, 2016
Location: Sun Valley, Idaho
Prepared by: Wei Shen, J. Hu
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: 3-D System-Scale Thermal-Hydraulic Codes Applications in Canada
Presented at: Kick-Off Meeting of the Working Group on the Analysis and Management of Accidents Task Group on a State-of-the-Art Report on the Simulation Capability of 3-D System-Scale Thermal-Hydraulic Codes (3DSYSTH)
Date: April 28–29, 2016
Location: NEA-OECD, Boulogne, France
Prepared by: Aleksandar Delja
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Subject: Status of CAMP Activities in Canada
Presented at: Spring 2016 CAMP Meeting
Date: April 26–29, 2016
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Prepared by: Aleksandar Delja
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Subject: Modelling & Simulation (M&S) and Uncertainly Qualification (UQ) for Safety Analysis of Nuclear Power Plants
Presented at: Xi’an Jiaotong University
Date: April 25–29, 2016
Location: Xi’an, China
Prepared by: Wei Shen
Type: Technical lecture
Subject: Coupled Hydro-Mechanical Properties of Cobourg Limestone With Special Reference to Excavation Damage Zones
Presented at: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016
Date: April 19, 2016
Location: Vienna, Austria
Prepared by: M.H.B. Nasseri, M. Tibbo, M. Sehizadeh, S.Ye, R.P. Young, G.Su, T.S. Nguyen
Type: Abstract and Poster
Subject: Highlights of Canadian Nuclear Criticality Safety Standards, Regulation, and Guidance
Presented at: ISO/ TC 85/ SC 5/ WG 8 “Nuclear Criticality Safety”, New Delhi, India
Date: April 6, 2016
Publisher: ISO/ TC 85/ SC 5/ WG 8 “Nuclear Criticality Safety”
Author: V. Khotylev
Type: Presentation
Subject: A study on the levels of radioactivity in fish samples from the experimental lakes area in Ontario, Canada
Published in: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
Date: March 2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Authors: Jing Chen , Michael D. Rennie, Baki Sadi, Weihua Zhang, Nadereh St-Amant
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Canadian Regulatory Perspectives on Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics
Presented at: U.S. NRC 28th Annual Regulatory Information Conference (RIC)
Date: March 8–10, 2016
Location: North Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Prepared by: Bogdan Wasiluk and John Jin
Type: Presentation
Subject: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident: A Matter of Unchallenged Basic Assumptions
Presented at: IAEA International Conference on Human and Organizational Aspects of Assuring Nuclear Safety – Exploring 30 Years of Safety Culture
Date: February 22–26, 2016
Location: Vienna, Austria
Prepared by: K. Heppell-Masys, M. Haage
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Contemporary Approaches to Safety Culture: Lessons From Developing a Regulatory Oversight Approach
Presented at: IAEA International Conference on Human and Organizational Aspects of Assuring Nuclear Safety – Exploring 30 Years of Safety Culture
Date: February 22–26, 2016
Location: Vienna, Austria
Prepared by: Kathleen Heppell-Masys, Victor Goebel
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Non-targeted effects and radiation-induced carcinogenesis: a review
Published in: Journal of Radiological Protection
Date: February 2016
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Authors: Julie Burtt, Patsy Thompson, Robert Lafrenie
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Tritium dynamics in soils and plants grown under three irrigation regimes at a tritium processing facility in Canada
Published in: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
Date: January 2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Authors: Steve Mihok, Monika Wilk, Anthony Lapp, Nadereh St-Amant, Nana Kwamena, Ian Clark
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
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