Jan Blomgren, Director General of the INBEX Institute for Nuclear Business Excellence, spoke on this issue during the IV Ukrainian Conference on Physical Protection, Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials. The event started on 18 September at South-Ukraine NPP (Yuzhnoukrainsk, Mykolaiv Oblast).
In the evening of 18 September 2017, Yaroslav Movchan, head of the National Ecological Center of Ukraine, head of the Environmental Safety Laboratory of the Educational and Research Center Environmental Biological Safety of the National Aviation University, co-founder of the All-Ukrainian Society Green Ukraine, Ukrainian Committee for the Support of the UN Program on the Environment, member of the Ukrainian Association for the Club of Rome, initiator and participant of the cooperation with international organizations: American Forests, Messerschmitt Foundation, IUCN, WWF, EUCC, ECNC, BI, and WI passed away.
The experts of the Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) conducted a survey on territories with radioactively contaminated materials near Kropyvnytskyi (Kirovohrad region). The experts revealed a slight increase of the radiation background with the main contribution by cesium-137 (Cs-137) that is the radionuclide of man-made origin.
On 29 July 2017, experts of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) visited the last city of the route within the information tour “Radiation Survey by Towns of Ukraine”. Because of rain, people in Korosten did not bring foodstuff. However, experts of the mobile laboratory managed to conduct survey of the local areas. Dose measuring experts used spectrometric equipment of the mobile laboratory to identify radionuclide content of gamma radiation.
On 28 July, the experts of the Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) visited the city of Sarny in Rivne oblast to perform radiation survey. At the time, the city broke records according to the number of people willing to check foodstuff, personal items and even ground for content of radionuclides.
Iryna Poliakova, technical expert of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS), informed on this within the information tour “Radiation Survey by Towns of Ukraine”. On 27 July 2017, dose measuring experts conducted a survey in Liubeshiv in Volyn region. The village is located near Belarus and famous National Nature Park “Prypiat-Stokhid”.