Today, 23 May 2018 Ukraine has successfully defended the National Report on implementation of obligations under the Joint Convention on safety of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) management and on the safety of radioactive waste (RAW) management (hereinafter – the Joint Convention).
During the week, 16 experts from Western and Eastern European countries worked to improve communication strategies of national regulatory authorities in order to raise public awareness of nuclear and radiation safety issues.
On 3 April, the kick-off meeting of the Interagency Group under the project “Public Outreach on the Amnesty Program of Orphan Radiation Sources” was conducted in the Art Hub creative space of the Ukrinform information agency. The main task of the project is to inform the public about the hazard of orphan radiation sources, about the exemption from criminal liability for the voluntary handover of radiation sources by the public and on the lack of a market for radiation sources. The project has been implemented in the Dnipropetrovsk region since May 2017 with support of the U.S. Government and is a part of global program aimed at non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and elimination of a nuclear threat.
Weekly workshop “Communication for Safety by the Regulatory Body” was started today during which representatives of the nuclear and radiation safety regulators from Western and Eastern Europe will exchange experience and lessons learned to improve communication with the public in order to enhance transparency of their activities.