Technical papers, presentations and articles – 2018

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.

2018

Subject: Overview of Accident Prognosis Methodology and Reactor Assessment Product Tool at CNSC-EOC
Presented at: IAEA consultancy meeting to develop a prognosis methodology in case of emergency at a nuclear power plant
Date: November 19–21, 2018
Location: Vienna, Austria
Prepared by: Mohamed E. Shawkat
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Updating the Domestic Compliance Program to Strengthen Canada’s State System of Accounting for and Control of Nuclear Material
Presented at: Safeguards Symposium 2018
Date: November 2–5, 2018
Location: Vienna
Prepared by: Kathleen Heppell-Masys, Thomas Manning, Omer Elahi, and David Moroz
Type: Abstract of the technical paper
Subject: Practical Considerations for Location Outside Facility Designation and for Efficient Safeguards
Presented at: Safeguards Symposium 2018
Date: November 2–5, 2018
Location: Vienna
Prepared by: Brittany Tyler, Jennifer Sample and Mary Sedrak
Type: Abstract of the technical paper/presentation
Subject: Development of a Comprehensive Safeguards Regulatory Document for the Canadian Nuclear Industry
Presented at: Safeguards Symposium 2018
Date: November 2–5, 2018
Location: Vienna
Prepared by: Jennifer Sample, Patrick Burton, Vibha Bahl and David Moroz
Type: Abstract of the technical paper/presentation
Subject: New Technologies for Safeguards Implementation: A Case Study for Improving Measurement of Bulk Uranium
Presented at: Safeguards Symposium 2018
Date: November 2–5, 2018
Location: Vienna
Prepared by: Brittany Tyler, Sarah Burger, Farrukh Qureshi and Omer Elahi
Type: Abstract of the technical paper/presentation
Subject: Canada’s Experience with Building and Maintaining Safeguards Capability
Presented at: Safeguards Symposium 2018
Date: November 2–5, 2018
Location: Vienna
Prepared by: Omer Elahi, Rowena Maxwell, Brittany Tyler and David Moroz
Type: Abstract of the technical paper/presentation
Subject: Future of Safeguards: Use of New Information Technologies to Improve Information Exchange Between Canada and the International Atomic Energy Agency
Presented at: Safeguards Symposium 2018
Date: November 2–5, 2018
Location: Vienna
Prepared by: Farrukh Qureshi, Brittany Tyler and Daniela Breazu
Type: Abstract of the technical paper/presentation
Subject: Safeguards for New Types of Nuclear Facilities and Campaigns in Canada
Presented at: Safeguards Symposium 2018
Date: November 2–5, 2018
Location: Vienna
Prepared by: Sarah Burger, Henry Gao and Omer Elahi
Type: Abstract of the technical paper/presentation
Subject: Performance Management for Safeguards Implementation
Presented at: Safeguards Symposium 2018
Date: November 2–5, 2018
Location: Vienna
Prepared by: David Moroz, Sarah Burger and Kathleen Heppell-Masys
Type: Abstract of the technical paper/presentation
Subject: Effect of containment systems and (early) mitigation on fission product release
Presented at: 2018 International Severe Accident Management Conference (ISAMC–2018)
Date: October 15–18, 2018
Location: Ottawa
Prepared by: Altan Muftuoglu
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Subject: CNSC Review of Industry’s Capability to Model a Multi-Unit Severe Accident
Presented at: 7th International Workshop on CANDU Safety Association for Sustainability (CANSAS 2018)
Date: October 15–18, 2018
Location: Ottawa, ON
Prepared by: Quanmin Lei and Ki Cheung Leung
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Treatment of Modelling Uncertainties in Deterministic Safety Analysis
Presented at: 7th International Workshop on CANDU Safety Association for Sustainability (CANSAS 2018)
Date: October 15–18, 2018
Location: Ottawa, ON
Prepared by: Quanmin Lei
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Use of a Graded Approach in Deterministic Safety Analysis for Nuclear Power Plants in Canada
Presented at: 7th International Workshop on CANDU Safety Association for Sustainability (CANSAS – 2018)
Date: October 15–18, 2018
Location: Ottawa, ON
Prepared by: Christopher Harwood
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Pressure Tube / Calandria Tube Post-Contact Necking Behaviour in CANDU Reactors
Presented at: 7th International Workshop on CANDU Safety Association for Sustainability (CANSAS–2018)
Date: October 15–18, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: M. El-Hawary
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Subject: Hydrogen Management: Research and Development in Mitigation of Severe Accidents for CANDU Reactors in Canada
Presented at: 7th International Workshop on CANDU Safety Association for Sustainability (CANSAS-2018)
Date: October 15–18, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: Samuel Gyepi-Garbrah
Type: Abstract of the technical paper/presentation
Subject: Roles of Analytical Simulation in SAMG Validation
Presented at: 2018 International Severe Accident Management Conference (ISAMC–2018)
Date: October 15–16, 2018
Location: Ottawa, ON
Prepared by: Quanmin Lei
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: MAAP control parameters’ effect on source term calculation
Presented at: International Severe Accident Management Conference (ISAMC 2018)
Date: October 15–18, 2018
Location: CSNC Ottawa, Canada
Prepared by: Mounia Berdaï
Type: Abstract of the technical presentation
Subject: Canadian regulatory framework for severe accidents
Presented at: International Severe Accident Management Conference (ISAMC 2018)
Date: October 15–18, 2018
Location: Ottawa, ON
Prepared by: Jana Ene
Type: Abstract of the technical paper
Subject: Consequences of Severe Accident Mitigating Strategies in CANDU Reactors
Presented at: International Severe Accident Management Conference (ISAMC-2018)
Date: October 15–18, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Prepared by: Mohamed E. Shawkat
Type: Abstract of the technical presentation
Subject: Building adaptive capacity through everyday work
Presented at: 2018 International Severe Accident Management Conference
Date: October 15–18, 2018
Location: Ottawa
Prepared by: Tanya Hewitt
Type: Abstract of the technical presentation
Subject: Incorporation of Post-Fukushima Upgrades Into Severe Accident Mitigating Strategies
Presented at: 2018 International Severe Accident Management Conference (ISAMC 2018)
Date: October 15–18, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: Smauel Gyepi-Garbrah
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Questions regarding competencies and training to ensure a group’s resilience during severe accidents
Presented at: 2018 International Severe Accident Management Conference
Date: October 15–18, 2018
Location: Ottawa
Prepared by: Anaïs Nouailles Mayeur and Jean-Yves Fiset
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Addressing Severe Accidents Through Design Extension Conditions and Severe Accident Management
Presented at: The 2018 International Severe Accident Management Conference (ISAMC-2018) and the 7th International Workshop on CANDU Safety Association for Sustainability (CANSAS-2018)
Date: October 15–18, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Prepared by: Noreddine Mesmous
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: An Effective Approach to Assessing the Capability for Nuclear Safety at the CNSC
Presented at: IAEA International Conference on Challenges Faced by Technical and Scientific Support Organizations in Enhancing Nuclear Safety and Security: Ensuring Effective and Sustainable Expertise, October, 15‒18, 2018, Brussels, Belgium
https://www.iaea.org/events/challenges-faced-by-technical-and-scientific-support-organizations-conference-2018
Date: October 15–18, 2018
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Prepared by: Sophie Yao and Melanie Rickard
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Overview of Classification Requirements in Canadian Codes and Standards for Nuclear Power Plants
Presented at: 2018 Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference
Date: September 30 – October 5, 2018
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Prepared by: Suqiang Xu and Christopher Cole
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Safety Objectives Proposed for CANDU Fuel in Design Extension Conditions
Presented at: TopFuel 2018
Date: September 30 – October 4, 2018
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Prepared by: Ho Chun Suk and Michel Couture
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Regulating Fitness for Duty in the Nuclear Industry: A Key Element for Safety and Security
Presented at: The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, Eastern Ontario Chapter
Date: September 27, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)
Prepared by: Aaron Derouin and Lynda Hunter
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Safety metrics: Are they measuring up?
Presented at: 2018 CSSE Professional Development Conference
Date: September 16-19, 2018
Location: Niagara Falls
Prepared by: Tanya Hewitt
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: In vivo animal studies help achieve international consensus on standards and guidelines for health risk estimates for chronic exposure to low levels of tritium in drinking water
Published in: Environ Mol Mutagen 59(7): 586-594, 2018 (Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis)
Date: August 27, 2018
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Author(s): Yann Guéguen1, Nicholas D. Priest2, Isabelle Dublineau1, Laura Bannister2, Marc Benderitter1, Christelle Durand1, Teni G. Ebrahimian1, Eric Grégoire1, Stéphane Grison1, Chrystelle Ibanez1, Audrey Legendre1, Philippe Lestaevel1, Sandrine Roch-Lefèvre1, Laurence Roy1, Karine Tack1, Heather Wyatt2, Julie Leblanc3, Jean-René Jourdain1, Dmitry Klokov2,4
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Research on the Use of New Tracking Technologies for Category 2 and 3 Radioactive Sealed Sources
Published in: Journal of Physical Security 11(1), 36-65 (2018)
Date: August 2018
Publisher: Right Brain Sekurity, LLC
Author(s): Raphael Duguay and Courtney Hynes
Type: The Journal of Physical Security (JPS) is a free, non-profit, online, peer-reviewed journal devoted to physical security R&D, testing, evaluation, analysis, theory, modeling, and management. Both technical and social science aspects of physical security are of interest.
Subject: Convective Heat Transfer in CANDU Spent Fuel Racks After a Loss of Coolant
Presented at: 26th ICONE – International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
Date: July 22–26, 2018
Location: London, England
Prepared by: Derek Logtenberg and Wade Grant
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Regulatory Perspective on the Fitness-for-Service Requirements for the Pressure Tube to Calandria Tube Contact in CANDU Reactors
Presented at: 26th ICONE – International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
Date: July 22–26, 2018
Location: London, England
Prepared by: Sankar Laxman and John Jin
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Fitness for Duty – Nuclear Security
Presented at: The Third International Conference on Physical Employment Standards
Date: July 17–19, 2018
Location: Portsmouth, UK
Prepared by: Aaron Derouin
Type: Abstract of a poster presentation
Subject: Development and content of REGDOC-2.1.2, Safety Culture
Presented at: 15th FORATOM–IAEA Management Systems Workshop
Date: July 16–19, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)
Prepared by: Tanya Hewitt
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Finite Element Analysis of Walls With Alkali–Silica Reaction (ASR) Subjected to Constant Axial and Cyclic Lateral Loadings
Presented at: International Conference on Modelling, Simulation and Identification
Date: July 16–17, 2018
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Prepared by: Genadijs Sagals, Nebojsa Orbovic, Christopher Cole
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Proposed Review Framework for Design of Pressure Retaining Components in Small Modular Reactor (SMR)
Presented at: ASME 2018 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference (PVP 2018)
Date: July 15–20, 2018
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Prepared by: S. Eom, K. Chaudhry, S. Nabel, C. Cole, R. Awad, X. Duan
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Effects of Non-Normal Input Distributions and Sampling Region on Monte Carlo Results
Presented at: ASME 2018 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference (PVP 2018)
Date: July 15–20, 2018
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Prepared by: K. Tsembelis, S. Eom, J. Jin and C. Cole
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Cytogenetic damage analysis in mice chronically exposed to low-dose internal tritium beta-particle radiation
Published in: Oncotarget, 2018, 9(44), p. 27397-27411
Date: June 8, 2018
Publisher: Oncotarget
Authors: Sandrine Roch-Lefèvre, Eric Grégoire, Cécile Martin-Bodiot, Matthew Flegal, Amélie Fréneau, Melinda Blimkie, Laura Bannister, Heather Wyatt, Joan-Francesc Barquinero, Laurence Roy, Mohamed Benadjaoud, Nick Priest, Jean-René Jourdain, and Dmitry Klokov,
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Effects of uranium mining and milling on benthic invertebrate communities in the Athabasca Basin of Northern Saskatchewan
Published in: Canadian Water Resources Journal
Date: June 4, 2018
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Authors: Bruce W. Kilgour, Barbara Dowsley, Malcolm McKee and Steve Mihok
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Overview of the Historical and Regulatory Basis for Exclusion-Zone Sizing in Canada
Presented at: 38th Annual Conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society and 42nd Annual CNS/CNA Student Conference
Date: June 3–6, 2018 (poster presented on June 4)
Location: Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Prepared by: Nicole Allison, Kyle Cormier, Chantal Morin, Garry Schwarz
Type: Technical paper and poster presentation
Subject: Discrimination of uranium ore concentrates by chemometric data analysis to support provenance assessment for nuclear forensics applications
Published in: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Date: May 19, 2018
Publisher: Springer
Authors: El haddad, Josette; Harhira, Aissa; Blouin, Alain; Sabsabi, Mohamad; Jovanovic, Slobodan; Kell, Tara; El-Jaby, Ali
Type: Abstract of a journal article
Subject: Challenges in Application of BEPU for Risk Evaluation
Presented at: ANS Best-Estimate Plus Uncertainty International Conference (BEPU 2018)
Date: May 13–19, 2018
Location: Lucca, Italy
Prepared by: Dumitru Serghiuta and John Tholammakkil
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Use of a Graded Approach in Deterministic Safety Analysis for Nuclear Power Plants in Canada
Presented at: ANS Best-Estimate Plus Uncertainty International Conference (BEPU 2018)
Date: May 13–19, 2018
Location: Lucca, Italy
Prepared by: Dumitru Serghiuta, John Tholammakkil and Hany Abdel-Khalik
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Verifying and Enforcing Compliance with Canada’s Regulatory Requirements: Regulatory Staff Training
Presented at: International Seminar on the Regulatory Inspection of Nuclear Facilities with Respect to Nuclear Security
Date: May 11, 2018
Location: Vienna, Austria
Prepared by: Martin Vesely
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: An Incremental Machine Learning Algorithm for Nuclear Forensics
Presented at: Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Date: May 8–11, 2018
Location: Toronto, Canada
Prepared by: Chris Drummond
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Gas Generation From Organic Waste Over a Seven-Year Period: Implication for the Management of Low- and Intermediate-Level Radioactive Waste
Presented at: Microbes in Nuclear Waste Disposal (MINWD)
Date: May 7–9, 2018
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Prepared by: Richard Goulet
Type: Abstract of a poster
Subject: A Dual Porosity Approach to Model Swelling of Bentonite Hydrated With Brine
Presented at: ComGeo IV Symposium
Date: May 2–4, 2018
Location: Assisi, Italy
Prepared by: T.S. Nguyen, Z. Li, G. Su and Q. Zheng
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Mathematical Modelling of a Fault Slip Induced by Water Injection
Presented at: ComGeo IV Symposium
Date: May 2–4, 2018
Location: Assisi, Italy
Prepared by: T.S. Nguyen
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Regulatory Oversight of New Accelerator Technologies
Presented at: Canadian Radiation Protection Association (CRPA) Annual Conference
Date: April 30–May 3, 2018
Location: Québec City, Quebec (Canada)
Prepared by: Jeff Sandeman
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Why Class II Radiation Safety Officer Candidates Fail Certification
Presented at: Canadian Radiation Protection Association (CRPA) Annual Conference
Date: April 30–May 3, 2018
Location: Québec City, Quebec (Canada)
Prepared by: Jeff Sandeman
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Isotope Production Accelerators Report Card
Presented at: Canadian Radiation Protection Association (CRPA) Annual Conference
Date: April 30–May 3, 2018
Location: Québec City, Quebec (Canada)
Prepared by: Leah Shuparski-Miller
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Problems With Pigs – Radioisotope Handling Outside the Hot Cell
Presented at: Canadian Radiation Protection Association (CRPA) Annual Conference
Date: April 30–May 3, 2018
Location: Québec City, Quebec (Canada)
Prepared by: Adam Dodd
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Assessment of Risks to Human Health and the Environment From Hazardous Substances in Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities in Canada
Presented at: International Workshop on Chemical Hazards in Fuel Cycle Facilities Nuclear Processing
Date: April 17–19, 2018
Location: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Prepared by: Hemendra Mulye
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: CNSC Severe Accident Research
Presented at: NUGENIA General Assembly Meeting
Date: April 10–12, 2018
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Prepared by: Magdy El-Hawary
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Safety Culture Maturity in the Medical Sector
Presented at: CANM-CAMRT Joint Annual Conference
Date: March 23, 2018
Location: Vancouver, BC
Prepared by: Mark Broeders
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Canadian Approach to Defence in Depth, Design Extension Conditions and Severe Accident Management
Presented at: Technical Meeting on Current Approaches in Member States to the Analysis of Design Extension Conditions for New Nuclear Power Plants – IAEA
Date: March 19–23, 2018
Location: Vienna, Austria
Prepared by: Noreddine Mesmous
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: OECD/NEA/CSNI Benchmark ASCET Phase II: Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations
Presented at: U.S. NRC RIC 2018
Date: March 14, 2018
Location: Marriott Conference Center, Bethesda MD, USA
Prepared by: Neb Orbovic
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Hydro-mechanical behaviour of the Cobourg limestone
Published in: International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences
Date: February 2018
Publisher: Elsevier
Authors: M.H.B. Nasseri, R.P. Young, X. Su, T.S. Nguyen, Z. Li
Type: Peer-reviewed journal paper
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