The 4th WiN Global Annual Conference
Technical topic: Technological safety and safety culture
The 4th WiN Annual Conference was held in May in St. Petersburg, Russia. The three main points on the agenda were:
16 WiN Chapters presented country reports (Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Japan, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Taipei).
A communication program for WiN was set up with 3 most important messages:
Together with the Women's section of the Nuclear Society of Russia, a panel discussed technological safety measures in NPPs and safety culture from a women's point of view.
During the visit to the 4900MW graphite-moderated, water cooled RBMK-type NPPs at Sosnovy Bor many technical improvements were shown.
During the visit to the Nuclear Physics Institute in Gatchina, where Lioudmila Koleshnikova is Head of Information and Environment, we could see the almost completed research reactor.
The evenings were filled with performances by Russian singers, musicians and dancers bringing impressions from the glamorous days at the Court of the Czars.
Technical tour: May 29th Lenigrad NPP at Sosnovy Bor, May 30th St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute in Gatchina
Number of attendees: more than 60 from Europe, Argentina, USA, Japan and Taiwan