National Physical Laboratory

EU NORM 2017

02 October 2017 - 05 October 2017

EU NORM 2017 will be the third of a series of European symposia - the first took place in Tallinn in 2012 and the second in Prague in 2014. The symposium will provide industries, regulators and radiation experts active in the field of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) with a platform for discussion and exchange of expertise and information. The symposium will also give scientists, radiation experts, regulators and other specialists the opportunity to present their work and interact with other stakeholders in the NORM field. In particular, implementation of the new European Basic Safety Standards (EU BSS) Directive 2013/59/EURATOM will be a major discussion topic, addressing NORM issues and challenging both regulators and industries.

The symposium programme will include the following topics:

  • EU BSS implementation (including role of RP experts, education and training)
  • Environmental safety assessment, environmental remediation and related radioecology
  • Occupational doses in NORM industries with a focus on maintenance operation
  • Building materials and trade of products with NORM
  • NORM metrology (in situ measurements, reference materials, etc.)
  • Management of NORM residues and decommissioning activities
  • New trends in NORM industries with a focus on NORM in fracking
  • Special topic: Radon and Thoron

The programme will also include discussion workshops to allow time for wider discussion of key topics, specifically:

  • Building materials
  • Waste management and occupational exposure
  • NORM in the environment

There will be a Symposium Dinner on Tuesday 3 October in Teddington – details will be available on the website shortly.

Download draft agenda Adobe Acrobat PDF file


NPL, Teddington


£310 +VAT   |   Student £150 +VAT

Exhibition stand £500 +VAT

Discount for ERA members


Register online


Technical: Julian Dean


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