Welcome to CANSAS 2019 which is the 8th International Workshop on “PHWR Challenging Issues for Safe Operation and Long-term Sustainability”, hosted by CANDU Safety Association for Sustainability (CANSAS) together with IAEA and CNSC.
CANSAS was organized at 2000 with members from major Korean nuclear organizations working on CANDU technology to explore the important and urgent R&D topics for the safe operation of 4 Wolsong CANDU reactors as well as to localize the advanced CANDU technologies in Korea, expecting CANSAS to play a leading role of CANDU safety technology development in Korea. Following the Fukushima-Daiichi accident, CANSAS could not but open to all CANDU operating Countries as well as domestic nuclear industries for sharing more variable experiences and achievements in CANDU technology together under the international regime.
In 2019, the 8th workshop to be held from Nov. 06-08, 2019 in Deajeon, Korea is again going to provide a good opportunity for the experts around the world to exchange ideas, to share the research progresses and achievements, enhancing the international collaboration among CANDU countries. Moreover, the joint workshop of CANSAS 2019 (http://cansas-samrc.info/) and SAMRC 2019 (http://cansas-samrc.info/) will provide wider and more variable information exchange with experts not only in the PHWR fields but also all aspects regarding the severe accidents and accident management for diverse reactor types, complementing and synergizing each other on the subject and thus creating a platform to facilitate efficient networking among the experts in the nuclear field.
I hope CANSAS 2019 provides a big chance to share useful information in advanced CANDU technology as well as to communicate and exchange information on the research fields and achievements of the diverse reactor types. Your active participation and full support would make this workshop more meaningful and successful. I wish to convey my sincere greetings to all contributors for CANSAS 2019. Thank you.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my pleasure to inform you that the abstract submitted by you are selected for presentation. The technical session will be organized during November 06-08, 2019 and technical program details will be informed early October at CANSAS homepage.
1, June, 2019
Nam Deok Seo
Organizing Committee Chair, President of CANSAS