Nuclear: The PNI-SUNR project at the center of a workshop in Rabat

The Moroccan Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security Agency (AMSSNuR) is organizing, from March 29 to April 2 in Rabat, with the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a national workshop on the examination the draft National Intervention Plan in the event of Nuclear or Radiological Emergency Situations (PNI-SUNR). All the national stakeholders concerned by nuclear and radiological emergencies take part in this workshop, in particular the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans residing abroad, the Ministry of Energy, Mines and the Environment, the Ministry of Health and the National Center for Energy, Nuclear Sciences and Techniques (CNESTEN), said a statement from AMSSNuR. This workshop also knows the participation of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), the Royal Gendarmerie, Civil Protection and the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN), underlines the press release. Quoted by the press release, Mr. Khammar Mrabit, CEO of AMSSNuR, highlighted the particular importance of this workshop, which is part of the implementation of the orientations of the AMSSNuR board on leading to provide the necessary support and assist the State in the development of the PNI-SUNR). This plan describes, in particular, the responsibilities of the responders, the organization and coordination of the management of emergency situations and the communication and information system, in accordance with the legislative and regulatory provisions in force. This workshop focuses on the review of the draft plan with regard to IAEA General Safety Requirements No. GSR Part 7 which, upon publication, will constitute both a reference document for preparing to manage a nuclear accident or radiological and a guide to help decision-making in emergency situations. This document will focus, in particular, on risk reduction by the operator and on emergency plans aimed at preventing and limiting the consequences of an accident and will serve to inform the public. This event is an opportunity to further strengthen the provisions of the PNI-SUNR project drawn up on the basis of feedback from emergency response exercises in the field and simulation (‘tabletop exercises’) carried out for dozens. years to respond to the different types of incidents or accidents that may occur in a nuclear installation, during the transport of radioactive substances, in the exercise of a nuclear activity for medical, research or industrial purposes, in the event of deliberate or unintentional release of radioactive substances in the environment or on the occasion of the discovery of orphan radioactive sources. As part of the implementation of its 2017-2021 action plan, AMSSNuR has prepared two draft regulatory texts relating to the preparation and conduct of interventions in the event of a nuclear or radiological emergency. and on the PNI, it is recalled.