Domestic Training Course on Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials and Facility

Title
Domestic Training Course on Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials and Facility
Date
Part I: May 31 - June 1, 2012
Part II: June 27 – 29, 2012
Part III: July 25 – 27, 2012
Location
Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security (ISCN) in Tokai
Number of Participants
38

Review

ISCN held a domestic training course on Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials and Facility. Experts from domestic utility companies and relevant government officials participated in the training. The course is divided into 3 segments: defining Physical Protection System (PPS) requirements; designing PPS; and evaluating PPS. 38 experts from domestic utility companies and relevant government officials participated in the course.

The course introduced the Virtual Reality training system to show the participants basic structure of a nuclear power plant and physical protection equipment such as CCTV and sensors. It also introduced Physical Protection Training Field where participants learned characteristics, technical principle and application of physical protection equipment using actual interior/exterior sensors, cameras, fences, video monitoring systems, and lighting.

Each lecture was immediately followed by group exercise to help participants absorbing what they learned. At the final exercise, participants were assigned to define, design and evaluate PPS at a hypothetical nuclear research facility and each group did presentation on their results and final recommendations.

Two experts from U.S. Sandia National Laboratories joined the part of the course and shared their expertise and knowledge with participants.