The 15 minutes DVD edited in full HD format includes testimonies of scientists and images of Rozental´s interviews and narrations in off extracted from his articles. The documentary delivers the contributions of the nuclear physicist José de Julio Rozental to nuclear energy in Brazil. Rozental have integrated, in the Nuclear Engineering Institute (IEN-RJ), the pioneer´s engineering group that built (19631965) the third Brazilian and the first nationalized nuclear research reactor. He created in IEN the first Brazilian research group in radioisotopes applications on industry and hydrology. The regulatory control of nuclear facilities was coordinated by Rozental as director of the Brazilian Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN) (1970-1999). For improve radiation protection on medical practices, he made agreements to grant the certification of the qualification of their professionals. During the radiological accident happened in Goiania in 1987, he was the CNEN coordinator of the operations conducted by CNEN and stayed in Goiania until 1993 looking forward to rescue population´s self-esteem and face the difficulties to build the radioactive waste definitive repository in Abadia de Goiás district. The documentary highlights the lessons learned with the accident, published in the articles written by Rozental and the conferences given by him in many countries after his CNEN retirement in 1993. In 1997, he came back to Brazil to receive Goiania´s citizen title. He died in Israel in 2010. On September 2th, 2007, Rozental wrote, in his last article, published on Goiania´s newspaper O Popular: “In a few days from now will mark the 20th anniversary of Goiania´s radiologic accident, which doesn´t have, so far, similarity with no other in terms of technical dimension and emotions lived. Many lessons were learned and incorporated by regulation authorities from over the world and by scientists linked to the nuclear field. However, other lessons still demand much of dedication and decision to be learned”.

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Documentary about the contributions of JosÉ de JÚlio rozental to nuclear energy and safety in BraZIl

Eduardo Soares Oliveira   PUC-RJ, Brazil

Silvia Maria Velasques de Oliveira   Instituto de Radioproteção E Dosimetria, Brazil

The 15 minutes DVD edited in full HD format includes testimonies of scientists and images of Rozental´s interviews and narrations in off extracted from his articles. The documentary delivers the contributions of the nuclear physicist José de Julio Rozental to nuclear energy in Brazil. Rozental have integrated, in the Nuclear Engineering Institute (IEN-RJ), the pioneer´s engineering group that built (19631965) the third Brazilian and the first nationalized nuclear research reactor. He created in IEN the first Brazilian research group in radioisotopes applications on industry and hydrology. The regulatory control of nuclear facilities was coordinated by Rozental as director of the Brazilian Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN) (1970-1999). For improve radiation protection on medical practices, he made agreements to grant the certification of the qualification of their professionals. During the radiological accident happened in Goiania in 1987, he was the CNEN coordinator of the operations conducted by CNEN and stayed in Goiania until 1993 looking forward to rescue population´s self-esteem and face the difficulties to build the radioactive waste definitive repository in Abadia de Goiás district. The documentary highlights the lessons learned with the accident, published in the articles written by Rozental and the conferences given by him in many countries after his CNEN retirement in 1993. In 1997, he came back to Brazil to receive Goiania´s citizen title. He died in Israel in 2010. On September 2th, 2007, Rozental wrote, in his last article, published on Goiania´s newspaper O Popular: “In a few days from now will mark the 20th anniversary of Goiania´s radiologic accident, which doesn´t have, so far, similarity with no other in terms of technical dimension and emotions lived. Many lessons were learned and incorporated by regulation authorities from over the world and by scientists linked to the nuclear field. However, other lessons still demand much of dedication and decision to be learned”.

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