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Technical papers, presentations and articles – 2020

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.


Title: Projecting thyroid cancer risk to the general public from radiation exposure following hypothetical severe nuclear accidents in Canada
Topic: Human health risk assessment
Published in: Journal of Radiological Protection
Date: Accepted for publication 14 July 2020
Published 22 September 2020
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Author(s): Burtt JJ, Rickard M, McAllister A, Bergman L, and Zablotska LB
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Title: Applicability of Sub-modelling Technique for Dynamic Analysis of Concrete Structures with Attached Equipment Under Missile Impact
Topic: Finite Element Analysis and Comparison with Test Results
Presented at: International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE 28)
Date: August 2–6, 2020
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
Prepared by: Genadijs Sagals, Nebojsa Orbovic and Thambiayah Nitheanandan
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Topic: The Use of the International Atomic Energy Agency Reactor Assessment Product Tool at the CNSC Emergency Operations Centre
Subject: Assessment reactor tool
Presented at: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Consultancy Meeting (WEBEX virtual meeting)
Date: June 17, 2020
Location: Vienna, Austria
Author: Mohamed E. Shawkat
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Identification of Safety Systems in Small Modular Reactors: A Regulatory Perspective
Presented at: International Conference on Operational Safety of Nuclear Power Plants
Date: May 11-15, 2020
Location: Beijing, China
Authors: Suqiang Xu and Thambiayah Nitheanandan
Type: Extended abstract for conference
Subject: Canadian Regulator’s Perspective on Severe Accident Management of CANDU Reactors: In-Vessel Retention
Presented at: International Seminar "In-vessel retention: outcomes of IVMR project" (IVMR 2020) and Forum on Future International IVR activities
Date: January 21-23, 2020
Location: Nice, France
Authors: J. Sun, S. Gyepi-Garbrah and A. Persaud
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Title: Web-based PSA application: Risk Handbook to Support Regulatory Site Inspections of Nuclear Power Plants in Canada
Topic: Probabilistic Safety Assessment Application
Presented at: IAEA Technical Meeting on the Enhancement of Methods, Approaches and Tools for Development and Application of Probabilistic Safety Assessments
Date: September 29 to October 2 2020
Location: Vienna (Virtual Meeting)
Prepared by: Hayat Chatri
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Title: Recent Insights from the International Common-Cause Failure Data Exchange (ICDE) Project
Topic: Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management
Presented at: Proceedings of the 30th European Safety and Reliability Conference and the 15th Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference
Date: June 21–26, 2020
Location: Venice, Italy
Prepared by: Hayat Chatri, Yolande Akl, Gunnar Johanson, Jeffery Wood and Benjamin Brück
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation

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