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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: BEPU and Evaluation of Predictive Capability of Physics Simulations of CANDU Transients
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: 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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