The long and snowy winter is over and all trees will be covered with the fresh green foliage very soon. The nature awakes to start a new annual cycle. In spring, many people from all over the world celebrate Easter, which symbolizes not only the Christ resurrection, but also the renewal and revival of the nature and goodness. May the warm spring sunrays bring the joy and the goodness to your hearts!
Energy dependence of Ukraine on Russia is not limited to scandalous gas and oil-product problems. For a long time, the Russian Federation played also on the atomic strings of the national nuclear industry. How Ukraine managed to minimize cooperation with the Russian Federation in the nuclear field, why Russia-controlled mass media continue to sling mud on Ukrainian nuclear energy, how to oppose this, as well as on up-to-date transformations and development of the industry, Ihor SHEVCHENKO, Director of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS), informed in his interview for DT.UA.
How ready is Ukraine to resist nuclear terrorism? Can a dirty bomb be used in modern Ukrainian realities? Is there appropriate physical protection of nuclear installations? We were fortunate enough to discuss these questions with international expert in nuclear and radiation safety field, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission representative Mr. Jack Ramsey.
On 13-15 March 2018, the 30th Annual Regulatory Information Conference (RIC) was held in Bethesda (USA). Ihor Shevchenko, SSTC NRS Director, participated in the Conference as a part of the Ukrainian delegation.
On 6 March, students of the third year of the Faculty of Natural Geography and Ecology, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University visited the SSTC NRS. The event was conducted within the practical training on environment monitoring for students with a specialization in ecology and environment protection.
In February 2018, representatives of the SSTC NRS participated in the factory acceptance testing of equipment of the Centralized Spent Fuel Storage Facility (Centralized SFSF). The testing was carried out at the Holtec Manufacturing Division (HMD) in Monroeville (Pennsylvania, USA).