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Nuclear Forensics Coordination Meetings were held in Kiev 8-10 February197/353
08 Feb 2010 - 16 Feb 2010
On 8-10 February, STCU hosted a working meeting of nuclear forensics experts to develop specific project proposals for the STCU Targeted Research Program – Nuclear Forensics initiative. The meetings, held on the premises of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, included officials from Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Moldova. There were keynote speakers from Health Canada and Defense Research and Development Canada (Ms. Sonia Johnson), from the European Commission (represented by Dr. Klaus Mayer, JRC Laboratory of Transuranium Elements), and from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Dr. Eileen Vergino (representing the U.S. Energy Department / National Nuclear Security Agency).
The participants discussed many technical details of potential STCU project proposals, which the Canadian, EU, and U.S. representatives felt were worthy of funding consideration. The STCU staff will be working further with the Ukrainian, Azeri, Georgian, and Moldovan participants to develop and refine the preliminary project proposals so as to meet the expectations and recommendations of the western nuclear forensics program experts.