The nuclear legacy: Progress with hazard reduction at Chernobyl and Fukushima and regulation of the legacy in the UK, London

20 September, 2016 | 17:30 - 20:30

How has the impact of nuclear disasters affected the UK
How has the impact of nuclear disasters affected the UK's regulation of nuclear?

About this event

The safe and effective management of radioactive material arising from normal operation and incidents in the nuclear industry is vital to building and maintaining the trust of the general public. This event will focus on progress with decommissioning the damaged reactors at Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi and how ONR regulates the UK nuclear industry’s legacy.

The Hazards Forum evening event is at the IMechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ from 17.30 -20.30.

Support for this event is from the sponsors:
The Institution of Mechanical Engineering and Costain which is appreciated by the Hazards Forum.

Our chair for the evening is Dr Mike Weightman CB, FREng.

He retired in 2013 from the post of HM Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations and Chief Executive of ONR.

Currently, he is Visiting Professor, Engineering Department, Cambridge University; Non-executive Director, National Nuclear Laboratory; Independent Advisor to the Japanese NDF and NRA; independent consultant to UK NDA, Finish Government; OECD’s NEA, IAEA and international companies.

He was the author of the report, commissioned by the Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, ‘Japanese earthquake and tsunami: Implications for the UK nuclear industry’ and he led the IAEA’s Fukushima Fact Finding Mission to Japan in May/June 2011.

As well as chairing the event, he will give a presentation titled Progress with decommissioning at Fukushima Daiichi.

Please note: Attendance is by invitation only.

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Event programme

17:30 Tea and register
18:00 Welcome and introduction
18:05 Presentations

For more information, please contact Tim Fuller at by no later than 13th September 2016 if you would like to attend.

Dr Ing Fulcieri Maltini

Dr Maltini graduated in Electrical Engineering, has a Doctorate in Electronics Engineering and a Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering.

In 1994 he joined EBRD - the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London where he was responsible for the Nuclear Safety Account, the Fund created for the closure and decommissioning of several Soviet Nuclear Power Plants (Chernobyl in Ukraine and others in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Slovakia and Russia).

Dr Maltini has been in charge of the conception of the Chernobyl programme including the establishment of a safety strategy for the entire site remediation and the planning for plant decommissioning. The presentation is titled The Accident and the decommissioning of Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Dr Mina Golshan

Dr Golshan is Deputy Chief Inspector and Programme Director for Sellafield, Decommissioning, Fuel and Waste (SDFW) Programme at the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

ONR’s SDFW Programme covers the regulation of 21 licensed nuclear sites including all sites owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

In addition, her team has developed ONR’s strategy for regulation of a future Geological Disposal Facility.

In 2012 as part of ONR’s Regulatory Assurance Directorate, she established ONR's Strategy and Oversight function which provides independent assurance to the Chief Inspector and the ONR Board on the effectiveness of ONR’s regulatory functions.

Dr Golshan has a wide regulatory experience and for the past two years represented the UK at the IAEA Nuclear Safety Standards Committee, NUSSC.

Her earlier career involved a period of time with HSE’s Hazardous Installations Directorate and before that a number of positions in research and consultancy within the public and private sectors.

The presentation is titled Regulating the legacy of UK nuclear industry; past, present and future.