Johan D’Hooghe to represent EDA at major radioactive materials conference
27 August 2020
European Demolition Association (EDA) board member Johan D’Hooghe will participate in the International Conference of the Management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) in Industry, organised by the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) from October 19 to 23.
Speaking on “Demolition and NORM: a lack of knowledge”, Johan will focus on the fact that NORM can appear in various projects - not necessarily nuclear - and it is important to spread information about it because very few contractors in the industry are aware of its management.
To get an overview, Johan has been meeting with contractors with experience of NORM and also with FANC, the Belgian nuclear authority.
The objective of the conference is to foster the sharing of experiences in the management of NORM waste and residues in industrial operations with the aim of contributing to the harmonisation of approaches and the adoption of cost-effective and safe practices.