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PAA President, Mr. Janusz Włodarski

Janusz Włodarski

Professional dossier of the PAA President, Mr. Janusz Włodarski

Janusz Andrzej WŁODARSKI, born 1952.

In 1977 graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical, Power and Aviation Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology with Master of Science title in Mechanical Engineering.

  • From 1981 to 1985 he was employed in the Technical Inspection Office.
  • From 1985 to 1992 he continued his work further in the Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection where since 1991 he held the head of Nuclear Regulatory Team position.
  • From December 1987 to July 1992, he was additionally employed for a part time contract as a specialist in the National Atomic Energy Agency and subsequently, to March 1993, in the National Inspectorate of Nuclear Safety and Radiological Protection, which was a State unit subjected to the PAA, as the Head of Nuclear Installation Supervision Unit. During this period Mr. Włodarski fulfilled the obligatory requirements and became the Nuclear Regulatory Inspector.
  • Starting from April 1993, Mr. Włodarski has been employed in the National Atomic Energy Agency, firstly as the President's advisor competent to radioactive waste management, then from January 1997 to April 2002 as the vice director of the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department and subsequently, until January 2011 - as the PAA Director General.

He participated in the licensing processes for nuclear facilities (among others - Żarnowiec NPP construction, research reactors and experimental installations in the Institute of Atomic Energy in Swierk), which were conducted accordingly to the requirements set in the Atomic Law, the primary legislative act establishing framework for nuclear safety and regulatory activities in Poland. These activities included, among others, review and evaluation of safety related documentation for nuclear facilities, as well as nuclear regulatory inspections held at those facilities to control the performance of their license conditions and application of nuclear safety rules in practice.

From 1995 to 1997 he was a member of the Open-Ended Group of Legal and Technical Experts to Prepare a Draft Amendment of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management. Poland signed and ratified the Convention and therefore remains a party to it since 18 June 2001.

During 1997 - 1999 Mr. Włodarski held function of the PAA President's Commissioner for preparing and implementation of National RWM & SNF Policy, known as Strategic Governmental Program "Radioactive waste and spent fuel management in Poland". The aim of the Program was to realize undertakings enveloping legislative, technical and technological, forecasting and information issues.

In years 1996 - 1999 he was a coordinator of three projects implemented under PHARE program, related to nuclear safety and radioactive waste management.

During his years of work, Mr. Włodarski remained also a member to international working groups and committees acting under European Commission and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, which among others include:

  • from 2004-2009 Working Group on Article 37 of Euratom Treaty (concerned with advising on installations constructed in the EU member states, used for radioactive waste management and giving opinions on changes and modernizations introduced to such installations in order to establish whether such installations may cause radioactive contamination of waters, soil or air in other member state)
  • Decommissioning Funding Group,
  • Nuclear Decommissioning Assistance Program (expressing opinions on strategies and programs for decommissioning of nuclear facilities in Lithuania, Slovakia and Bulgaria)
  • Waste Safety Standard Committee (giving opinions on documents developed by the IAEA).

In the period of 2007-2010, secretary of the Committee for Coordination of Tasks Related to Implementing “Russian Research Reactors Fuel Return International Program” established by virtue of the Order No 132 of the Prime Minister of 14 November 2007.

Since 21 November 2003 he stays the chairman of Commissions designated by the PAA President to hold examinations qualifying candidates for Nuclear Regulatory Inspector position of both first and second grade.

He attended numerous trainings devoted to quality control of production as well as operational diagnostics of SSC held in foreign and local producers.

Among his multiple activities, significant place is taken by many training courses and workshops related to nuclear safety and technology of nuclear facilities (including those organized or co-organized by the IAEA in Vienna), such as:

  • Qualification of nuclear power plant operational personnel - Karlsruhe, Germany, 1986;
  • Implications of radiation-induced embrittlement for the integrity of vessels - Mar del Plata, Argentina, 1987;
  • Industrial Training Attachment on nuclear fuel cycle and radioactive waste management - United Kingdom, British Nuclear Fuels, 1997;
  • International Seminar on Nuclear Security for Managers and Decision Makers - Argonne, Illinois, USA, 2009.

In between 2002 - 2010 he also participated in training courses related to management.

Mr. Włodarski is also recognized as the author of several technical articles covering such fields as nuclear safety, nuclear regulatory inspections, quality assurance as well as radioactive waste and spent fuel management, which were published in specialized journals. In addition, he remains author of papers presented during conferences, symposia and seminars, both of international and national range.