April 6th, 2011 – Korean Nuclear Safety – Fukushima impact in United States

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To: Johnson, Michael
Subject: RE: Regulatory Information Conference
Date: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 8:47:11 PM

Dear Mike,

It was also of great pleasure for me to meet you at the RIC 2011.

I think that the meeting with you and your staff was very fruitful in moving forward the cooperation between USNRC and KINS in the area of experience exchange for new build.

As you suggested, the visit of Sam Lee and Hossein Hamzehee to KINS in late July or August will be a good preparation for the their successful mission.

In my side, it will be also a good starting point for KINS staff to work with NRC.

As you may know, the IRRS Mission to Korea is scheduled to take place in the second and third weeks of July.

So, if they come to Koran after this event, they will be welcome.


When it comes to an additional KINS assignee to the NRC Region Office, we are not ready to send an appropriate person. I will get you informed when it is ready.

I also appreciate your support for the new activities of DSWG APR- 1400 under MDEP.



The nuclear disaster in Japan put us into a deep trouble. Many Korean people are very much nervous about radioactive materials coming over from Japan through winds or rains whatever it might be extreme small. We are all the time vigilant to provide any answer to the public and mass media.



I think this accident might be giving you an impact to some extent. I hope the accident will get into under control as early as possible.



Let’s keep in touch.

Best regards,

Y.W. Jerom-Park

From: Johnson, Michael [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 10:01 PM
Cc: Holahan, Gary; Rosales-Cooper, Cindy
Subject: Regulatory Information Conference

Dr. Youn-Won Park,

It was a pleasure to meet you and the KINS delegation at the NRC 2011 RIC.


Gary Holahan and I found the discussion to be very positive and mutually beneficial. I am pleased to move forward with the NRC/NRO- KINS exchange of staff and have asked Samuel Lee and Hossein Hamzehee to plan a short visit in July/August to KINS to further solidify their assignments on your staff. Hossein is one of our Severe Accident Analysis specialists and will be prepared to assist you with your inquiries in this area.



I’ve also asked my staff and the Office of International Programs to assist you in placing the KINS assignee in the NRC’s Region II Office.

I also look forward to your support on our efforts to raise international awareness of Counterfeit, Fraudulent, and Suspect Items (CFSI). I believe this issue goes beyond non-conforming parts and will affect all countries building new reactors or extending the life of existing ones.


As Gary mentioned, the NRC would be supportive of and interested in issue-specific working groups for the AP 1400 under MDEP.

I look forward to future interactions with you and KINS.



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