Society News Archive

4 November 2012
Announcing the 7th International Symposium on Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material

The 7th International Symposium on Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) will be held 22–26 April 2013, in Beijing, China.

The NORM VII symposium aims to provide a forum for the scientific, technical, industrial, and regulatory community involved in NORM issues, giving them an opportunity to present and discuss recent studies, results, and developments. It will be devoted to the dissemination of new information and knowledge on exposure of workers and members of the public to radionuclides of natural origin in mining, including the uranium/thorium mining and processing and other industrial operations involving NORM, including impacts associated with NORM residues and discharges. It is expected that the NORM VII symposium, in common with previous symposiums in this series, will lead to increased harmonization of regulatory approaches and wider application of international standards. NORM VII will also provide an opportunity to discuss the implications of the new Basic Safety Standards and radiation protection in existing exposure situations. The symposium is organized by the China Institute of Atomic Energy and the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Center in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 December 2012. Read more at the symposium website and on the event flyer.