2019 ISOE ATC Benchmarking Exchange for Radiation Protection
2019 ISOE ATC Benchmarking Exchange for Radiation Protection was held on November 20-22, 2019 in Yawatahama of Ehime, Japan. The Benchmarking Exchange was held for the first time as an alternative event to the ISOE ATC ALARA Symposia in 2017, and this yearfs Benchmarking was attended by a total of 28 participants from electric utilities and regulatory agencies, etc. of Japan and the Republic of Korea.
The first day of the benchmarking exchange, November 20, saw three presentations followed by a group discussion. The three presentations consisted of: gALARA Self-Evaluation Guideh by Mr. Koji Honjo of the Nuclear Safety Research Association (NSRA)/ATC; gOverview of the Radiation Protection Plans by the Shikoku Electric Power Companyh and gActivities of Radiation Protection at the Ikata Nuclear Power Planth by Mr. Hironori Oshika of Shikoku Electric Power Company. A group discussion then was held to share/exchange information and their opinions according to the ALARA Self-Evaluation Guide introduced by Mr. Honjo.

The second day, November 21, saw a site visit to the Ikata Nuclear Power Plant. The attendees divided into two groups entered the reactor building after being lectured by staff of Shikoku EPC. When entering the controlled area, the attendees, wore work clothes, gloves, socks, and helmets. After lunch break, attendees visited the facility related to radioactive waste treatment. While in the reactor building and the facility, many questions were asked by the attendees which were answered by the staffs of Shikoku EPC. After visiting the reactor building and the facility, the attendees discussed and shared their opinions, etc. in groups about what they found as good practices in the plant or recommended practices from their plants.
The final day, November 22, saw a visit to Yawatahama City General Hospital and the Nuclear Maintenance and Training Center (Shikoku EPC). At Yawatahama City General Hospital the attendees observed some equipment for use in an emergency, etc. At the Nuclear Maintenance and Training Center the attendees observed the equipment for use in a training, etc.


Contents
November 20
Title Speaker Presentation
ALARA Self-Evaluation Guide Kouji Honjo
NSRA / ATC, Japan
Japanese Korean
Overview of the Radiation Protection Plans by the Shikoku Electric Power Company Hironori Oshika
Shikoku EPC, Japan
Japanese Korean
Activities of Radiation Protection at the Ikata Nuclear Power Plant Japanese Korean