Radionuclide Laboratory Workshop
and a Noble Gas Workshop organized
by the PTS takes place in Italy

Participants of the CTBTO Radionuclide Laboratory Workshop and Noble Gas Workshop, Strassoldo, Italy

A Radionuclide Laboratory Workshop and a Noble Gas Workshop organized by the Provisional Technical Secretariat have taken place in Strassoldo, Udine, Italy, from 23 to 27 August 2004. The workshops were opened by the Governor of the Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Dr. Riccardo Illy, together with the president of the province of Udine, Prof. Dr. Marzio Strassoldo.

from left to right: Prof. Dr. Marzio Strassoldo, president of the province of Udine, Dr. Riccardo Illy, Governor of the Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Dr. Lars-Erik De Geer, CTBTO, workshop head, Geom. Piero Paviotti, major of Cervignano del Friuli

The workshops were attended by some seventy scientific specialists from around twenty States Signatories (including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sweden, the UK and the USA). So far, noble gas workshops have been held in Stockholm (Sweden), Tahiti (France), Richland (USA) and Ottawa (Canada), and radionuclide laboratory workshops have taken place in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Aldermaston (UK), Blumau and Kranichberg (Austria). The Strassoldo workshop is the first joint workshop.