CNSC Speaker Series
The CNSC hosts guest speakers on topics of interest to CNSC staff. These sessions take place on a regular basis throughout the year. The CNSC Speaker Series is open to all CNSC staff and members of the public.
Members of the public are welcome to attend and are encouraged to RSVP 24 hours in advance.
The CNSC Speaker Series is pleased to welcome Mark Foy, Chief Nuclear Inspector at the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), who will give a presentation titled "Decommissioning and Legacy Remediation in the UK – Progress and Challenges".
Mr. Foy’s presentation will take place on:
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Room 14-032, 280 Slater Street
Mr. Foy will outline the challenges and successes of legacy remediation and radioactive waste management in the UK. The presentation will cover how progress has been made, what has influenced this progress and the role the ONR has had in enabling the positive outcomes, from major inventory retrievals to waste conditioning and the benefits of applying the waste hierarchy.
As Chief Nuclear Inspector, Mr. Foy is the regulatory head of the organization and executive member of the ONR Board. In the last 15 years, he has successfully led the ONR’s regulatory activities across various sectors of the nuclear industry, including civil reactor new-build projects, power reactor operations, spent fuel and radioactive waste management, and defence.
Mr. Foy is a Chartered Fellow of the Nuclear Institute and an accomplished nuclear safety professional with 30 years of experience in the defence and civil sectors. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the nuclear lifecycle, from design and commissioning through to operations and decommissioning. Mr. Foy currently holds a number of senior international positions. He is the UK Member and Vice-Chair of the EU’s European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG), and he also sits on the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA).
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