6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries with Small and Medium Electricity Grids,
21-25 May 2006, Dubrovnik, C...
6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries
Milan Čopič
Nuclear Training Centre
Nuclear Training Centre
 Jožef S...
6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries
Milan Čopič
Nuclear Training Centre
Premises and activities
 staff 9...
6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries
Milan Čopič
Nuclear Training Centre
Professional training
 “Nuclear ...
6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries
Milan Čopič
Nuclear Training Centre
Modules of professional courses
T...
6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries
Milan Čopič
Nuclear Training Centre
Radiation protection training
 i...
6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries
Milan Čopič
Nuclear Training Centre
International courses
 Various a...
6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries
Milan Čopič
Nuclear Training Centre
Public information
 In 1990-1995...
6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries
Milan Čopič
Nuclear Training Centre
Information activities
Live lectu...
6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries
Milan Čopič
Nuclear Training Centre
Live lecture
New approach include...
6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries
Milan Čopič
Nuclear Training Centre
Exhibition tour
 several mockups...
6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries
Milan Čopič
Nuclear Training Centre
Information materials
 “Mini Enc...
6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries
Milan Čopič
Nuclear Training Centre
Website www.icjt.org
 300.000 hi...
6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries
Milan Čopič
Nuclear Training Centre
Polling of visitors
 Monitoring ...
6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries
Milan Čopič
Nuclear Training Centre
Agreement with statements
about n...
6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries
Milan Čopič
Nuclear Training Centre
How long should NPP Krško
operate...
6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries
Milan Čopič
Nuclear Training Centre
What are the reasons for
nuclear ...
6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries
Milan Čopič
Nuclear Training Centre
What are the reasons against
nucl...
6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries
Milan Čopič
Nuclear Training Centre
Conclusions
 Small nuclear progr...
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  1. 1. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries with Small and Medium Electricity Grids, 21-25 May 2006, Dubrovnik, Croatia Training and Public Information Activities of the Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre Igor Jenčič Jožef Stefan Institute Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia
  2. 2. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre Nuclear Training Centre  Jožef Stefan Institute involved in training of nuclear professionals since late ’70s  The training centre built in 1989  An organizational unit of the Jožef Stefan Institute
  3. 3. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre Premises and activities  staff 9 (1 PhD, 2 MSc, 3 BSc)  1600 m2 in two floors  5 lecture rooms, multifunctional simulator, radiation lab  permanent exhibition on nuclear energy  Core activities: 1. Training of nuclear professionals 2. Radiological protection training 3. International courses 4. Public information
  4. 4. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre Professional training  “Nuclear technology – theory” course (TJE)  Initial theoretical training of NPP licensed operators  17 weeks  “Basics of nuclear technology” course (OTJE)  non control room staff of NPP  regulatory body, TSO, radwaste agency...  4 + 4 weeks  “Introduction to nuclear technology” (UTJE, USJE)  introduced this year for new employees of Krško NPP  1 + 2 weeks
  5. 5. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre Modules of professional courses THEORY TJE hours OTJE-T hours UTJE hours Review of math and physics 8 Introduction to nuclear power 5 3 2 Nuclear Physics 52 20 9 Reactor Physics 97 15 3 Radiological Protection 38 25 Chemistry 12 7 Thermo- and Hydrodynamics 72 18 6 Materials in NPP 26 4 1 Electricity 29 16 Instrumentation and Control 23 9 1 Nuclear Safety 27 6 3 Review of selected topics 45 4 Exams 20 4 English language 56 TOTAL 510 131 25 NPP SYSTEMS OTJE-S hours USJE hours General Description of NPP 7 3 Primary Systems 10 6 Auxiliary Primary Systems 4 3 Technical Safety Systems 19 10 Secondary Systems 23 8 Control Systems 5 Electrical Systems 6 4 Reactor Protection System 3 Other Auxiliary Systems 13 5 Operation of NPP 10 5 Walk around in NPP 11 Review of selected topics 8 Exams 4 TOTAL 111 44
  6. 6. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre Radiation protection training  in Slovenia required by law  JSI one of 2 authorized institutions  introductory and refresher courses  medicine, NPP, industry, research  radiation protection module embedded also in nuclear technology courses  Jožef Stefan Institute supervises the radiation protection training in NPP Krško, as well
  7. 7. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre International courses  Various areas of nuclear technology and radiation protection  In collaboration with the IAEA, EU, US NRC, ...  ~2300 participants from 96 countries
  8. 8. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre Public information  In 1990-1995 strong movement to prematurely close the NPP  Very strong opposition to host a RW repository in any local community  First exhibition in the basement of NTC set up in 1991  Since 1993 visits of organized groups 3466 4548 5721 7101 6703 7427 7632 6455 7377 7359 8813 7923 8613 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
  9. 9. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre Information activities Live lectures and radlab TRIGA reactor tour Info materials Exhibition about nuclear power and fusion
  10. 10. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre Live lecture New approach includes: • Nuclear energy as part of the energy mix • Global warming • Security of supply in the changing world • New technologies (fusion) Before: Nuclear power plant description and radwaste issues
  11. 11. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre Exhibition tour  several mockups of repositories  computer games and quizzes  “carousel of radioactivity”  human powered electricity  TRIGA reactor barrel  fusion – energy of future  complements the existing nuclear technology exhibition
  12. 12. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre Information materials  “Mini Encyclopaedia of Nuclear Energy”  64 pages  bilingual (Slovenian/English)  free for every visitor  several leaflets on RWM (in collaboration with ARAO)
  13. 13. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre Website www.icjt.org  300.000 hits/month  10.000 visits/month  nuclear database  copies of our lectures  FAQ  new questions answered within days
  14. 14. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre Polling of visitors  Monitoring social acceptability of nuclear energy  Regular polling every year  The same basic set of questions since 1993  Goal: monitoring trends and comparison between different groups  Polled before the lecture or visit to the exhibition (uninformed opinion)  2005 poll:  1020 youngsters  41 open day visitors  208 professionals
  15. 15. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre Agreement with statements about nuclear energy Economic issues of nuclear energy better known than others 56% 52% 43% 36% 24% 8% 11% 14% 20% 42% 73% 71% 66% 41% 41% 5% 2% 0% 2% 10% 89% 88% 74% 56% 77% 0% 1% 1% 1% 7% NPP Krško produces 1/3 of electricity in SLO the fuel in NPP is uranium electricity from NPP Krško cheaper than thermal over 200 NPPs operate in Europe nuclear does not contribute to greenhouse effect radiation never encountered in everyday life wind power can replace NPP Krško no radiation before the discovery of nuclear energy NPPs produce acid rain radiation from RW repository detectable 1 km away youngsters visitors open day professionals TRUESTATEMENTSFALSESTATEMENTS
  16. 16. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre How long should NPP Krško operate? “Open day” – persuasion of persuaded? 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Shutdown immediately Shutdown in 5 years Until the end of life time Build a new one Don't know or no answer youngsters visitors open day professionals
  17. 17. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre What are the reasons for nuclear energy? Economic/strategic issues most important 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Lower price Energy independence Cleanliness of this energy source Lack of other energy resources I don't know and No answer youngsters visitors open day professionals
  18. 18. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre What are the reasons against nuclear energy? Radioactive waste considered the major obstacle 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Possibility of an accident Disposal of fuel Enough of other energy sources Radiation from NPP I don't know and No answer youngsters visitors open day professionals
  19. 19. 6th Int'l Conference on Nuclear Options in Countries Milan Čopič Nuclear Training Centre Conclusions  Small nuclear program → nuclear training center has to go beyond pure nuclear training  training of nuclear professionals  radiation protection training  international courses  Public information is a very extensive activity of NTC  it reaches around ½ of one school generation in Slovenia  knowledge and the attitude towards nuclear issues is monitored by opinion polls among visitors  Eurobarometer poll has showed that certain success was gained by these public information activities

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