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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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