On 11-15 November 2019, Zygimantas Kalpokas, a chief specialist of the Nuclear Security Centre of Excellence (NSCOE) participated at the International Workshop on Nuclear Security Measures and Emergency Response Arrangements for Ports. This Workshop was organized by U. S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Office of Nuclear Incident Policy and Cooperation and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America.
The purpose of the Workshop was to facilitate the exchange of information between the Member States that are developing or revising their nuclear security measures or emergency response arrangements at ports. Operations at port facilities present specific challenges and include an extensive interface between security and safety arrangements, especially in the response to a radiation emergency triggered by a nuclear security event. The Workshop programme consisted of a combination of lectures, practical sessions and field exercises.
This is a unique experience sharing best practise and solving problems related to the interpreting of alarms, specialized emergency equipment, information management and other security procedures and response to potential radiological events.
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