The Workshop on Signatures of Man-made Isotope Production (WOSMIP) VIII was held in Stockholm, Sweden June 20-23, 2022. Please see below for presentation slides from the workshop.

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June 20, 2022

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Welcome to WOSMIP VIII
Jens Mattsson, Swedish Defence Research Agency
WOSMIP VIII OverviewTed Bowyer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
The History of WOSMIPPaul Saey, University of Vienna
The International Monitoring SystemAbdelhakim Gheddou, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty Organization
Lessons Learned from Conducting Radioxenon Background Measurement Campaigns and the Need for Further Data SetsMartin Kalinowski, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty Organization
Combining Aerosol and Noble Gas Samples in Source-Location AnalysesHarry Miley, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Radioxenon Measurements in the New Safe Confinement at Chernobyl NPPAnders Ringbom, Swedish Defence Research Agency
Update on DOE/NNSA’s Domestic Molybdenum-99 ProgramMax Postman
Mo-99 Production OverviewJohn Dewes, International Atomic Energy Agency
Curium BriefingRoy Brown, Curium Pharma
Production and Abatement of Non-Traditional Xenon Isotopes at a Spallation Neutron SourceMichael Foxe, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
37Ar Variability in the Atmosphere: The Contribution from Soil Air VentingRoland Purtschert, University of Bern
Non-Traditional Radioxenon Emissions from Molten Salt ReactorsSteven Biegalski, Georgia Institute of Technology
History of Background Measurements CampaignsJonathan Baré, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty Organization

June 21, 2022

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STAX OverviewLori Metz, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Data Created by a Stack Monitoring SystemMatthias Auer, Instrumental Software Technologies, Inc. (ISTI)
Releases and Measurements of Radioactive Noble Gas Nuclides from a BWRMattias Olsson, Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB
An Overview of XENAH - Xenon Environmental Nuclide Analysis at HartlepoolMatthew Goodwin on Behalf of Andrew Petts, EDF Energy
Applications of Machine Learning to Big Data in Order to Identify Problematic Gamma-ray SpectraKelly Truax, University of Hawaii at Manoa
STAX Video
Source Localization Capability of a Qb – Array Vs a Single State-of-the Art SystemAnders Ringbom, Swedish Defence Research Agency
Phase II Testing of Xenon International on Mount Schauinsland, GermanyAndreas Bollhöfer on Behalf of Sofia Brander, Federal Office for Radiation Protection
Projects for Medical Isotope Production at ENEA (Italy) and Plans for Noble Gas Measurements Around its Research ReactorsElisabetta Nava, Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, L'energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile (ENEA)

June 23, 2022

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First Results of the 1st Nuclear Explosion Signal Screening Open Inter-Comparison ExerciseChristian Maurer, Zentralanstalt fuer Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG)
Radioxenon Background at the Global Scale: Tackling Uncertainties through the use of NCEP Ensemble Meteorological DataSylvia Generoso, Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
Approaches for Estimating Radioxenon Background Variations, Anomalies, and Explosion Signals in Modelled and Measurement DataDonald Lucas, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
A Demonstration of CTBTO’s High-Resolution ATM in Identifying the Possible Source Region: the DPRK CaseAnne Tipka, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty Organization


Eduardo Quintana - Construction of RA-10 Research Reactor for Medical Isotope Production

Federico Fernandez Baldis - Performance of INVAP’s STAX monitor at 99Mo production plant of Ezeiza Atomic Center in Argentina

Jim Zickefoose - Mirion Spectroscopic Stack Monitor – System Overview, Data, and Analysis

Daniel Chester - Using a Bayesian Framework to Reconstruct Radioxenon Source(s) using Measurements in the UK

Mihaela Rizescu - STAX Project – Data access, control and security

Judah Friese - XENAH STAX: Realtime stack monitoring at Hartlepool’s gas cooled power reactor

WINNER: Matthew Goodwin - Deploying a Radioxenon Sensor Array in the UK

Michael Alex Brown - Argonne National Laboratory Support for Mo-99 Production

Ahmad Malkawi - Radioisotope Production in Jordan Research &Training Reactor (JRTR)

Ian Hoffman - SAUNA Qb at Health Canada: Commissioning and Upcoming Measurement Campaigns

Andreas Wiens - SoH monitoring of the beta-gamma detection system in Noble Gas systems

Grzegorz Krzysztoszek - Radioactive releases through the MARIA research reactor stackh

Eduardo Carranza - Production of Mo-99 in Argentina, projects to reduce the emission of Xe-133 and installation of an INVAP's STAX monitor

Patricia Da Silva Pagetti de Oliveira - The RMB Project – perspectives and development status

Lee Glascoe - Atmospheric transport modeling and validation for local network modelling

Pieter De Meutter - Uncertainty quantification of atmospheric transport and dispersion modelling to improve the screening of radioxenon detections

Jolanta Kusmierczyk-Michulec - Quality assessment of the Possible Source Region (PSR) algorithms implemented in WEB-GRAPE

Christophe Gueibe - Application of silver-exchanged zeolite for the mitigation of civilian radioxenon releases

Benoit Deconninck - IRE Mo-99 production evolution and impact on off gases

Taylor Gill - Improvements made at GBL15 - the UK CTBT Noble Gas Radionuclide Laboratory

Jonathan Bare – Summarizing the first results on the ongoing campaigns


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