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International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES)

Joanne Lackenby,
ANSTO.

1 pm Thursday 29 June 2017.

AINSE Theatre, New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights, NSW.

Meeting hosted by ANA.

Abstract:
The INES Scale was developed by the IAEA and the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency as a tool to promptly and consistently communicate to the public the safety significance of events associated with ionising radiation. Although the scale was originally devised to classify events occurring at nuclear power plants, it has been extended and can be applied to events at any installation that deals with ionising radiation, and also to events occurring during the transport, storage and use of radioactive material and sources. This talk will cover the objectives and principles of the scale, how an INES assessment is completed, and how the INES scale is used in Australia. Examples of how the scale has been applied to actual events will also be discussed.

About Jo Lackenby:
Jo has worked at ANSTO for over 9 years and is a safety and licensing specialist. Her interest lies in nuclear safety, process improvement and regulatory compliance. Part of her role includes preparing and reviewing INES ratings. She holds several committee positions, including ANA Committee Member and President of Women in Nuclear Australia