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10-14 February 2020
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Experience Sharing from Nuclear Security Measures for 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic

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Poster MORC: Nuclear security as part of the security of major public events


Mr Jeongwan KWON (Korea Insitute of Nuclear Safety)


The international & national efforts for reducing the threat of radiological terrorism and for responding to radiological emergency effectively have been strengthened. The organization of a major public event may give rise to security challenges and potential threats leading to health, social, psychological, economic, political and environmental consequences. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the implementation activities fulfilled for preparing 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic hosted by Korea and to share the experience and lessons learned. We fulfilled special inspection on high risk radioactive sources in advance to the Olympic. Also, we activated the emergency management system and dispatched the in-field response team and equipment to establish the defense-in-depth system for radiation detection, to enhance environment monitoring. As a result, there was no real event related to the radioactive material during the Olympic period. All of these endeavors contributed to most successful and safe Olympic. Korea will walk in step with international nuclear security regime consistently.

State Republic of Korea
Gender Male

Primary authors

Mr Jeongwan KWON (Korea Insitute of Nuclear Safety) Dr Changsu PARK (Korea Instiute of Nuclear Safety) Dr Hyungjoon YU (Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety) Mr Changil CHOI (Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety) Mr Hyunseok LEE (Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety) Mr Jeongtae LEE (Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety)

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