On 6 August 2018, the ‘Atom for Peace’ street campaign took place in the town of Bucha, during which experts of the SSTC NRS checked the content of radionuclides in food, water, and household and consumer items. Representatives of the editorial board of the Uatom.org website on nuclear and radiation safety and non-proliferation were co-organizers of the event.
In the framework of the working meeting between representatives of the Nuclear Power Institute of China (NPIC), Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS), the Memorandum on Cooperation was signed on 26 July 2018.
In relation with the construction of the Ostrovets Nuclear Power Plant (Belarus), which is the first nuclear power plant in this country, the Belarusian regulatory authority requires further development and establishment of its technical support organization.
On 14 July 2018, the International Summer Nuclear School arranged under support and participation of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS), Energoatom Zaporizhzhya NPP (ZNPP), and the University of Ankara started at the Odessa National Polytechnic University (ONPU).
On 12 July, press conference “Experience of Implementing RODOS in Ukraine: European System for Decision Support in Radiological Accidents” was held in Kyiv. The event took place within EU project “Expansion of the RODOS Decision Support System in Ukraine for the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone”.
From 27 to 29 June 2018, a number of workshops took place in Berlin (Germany) under project “Scientific and Technical Developments on NPP Safety in the Southern Europe and European Union Partners”. Representatives of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) and German Society for Reactor Safety (GRS), cooperation of which provides experience exchange on developing and using the Knowledge Management Portal (Knowledge Portal).
On 3 July 2018, public hearings were held in the town of Varash, Rivne region, regarding the lifetime extension of Rivne NPP Unit 3. The event was organized by the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) with participation of the Energoatom Nuclear Operator. The participants also included representatives of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS), experts of the Rivne NPP and the public.
On 26 June 2018, a working meeting between experts of the SNRIU and the SSTC NRS with representatives of the GRS and the Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine took place in Kyiv. The results of jointly implemented projects in Ukraine were discussed and ways for further cooperation were outlined under this event.
A working meeting with representatives of the Nuclear Power Institute of China (NPIC)*, Unialltrans Group (UG) (People's Republic of China), Tekhneo Hlobal Ltd and State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) was held in Kyiv on 7 June.
A press briefing was held in Kyiv on June 5 related to the opening of the Kyiv office of the Chornobyl Radiation and Environmental Biosphere Reserve under the management of the State Agency of Ukraine on the Exclusion Zone Management (SAEZ) and supported by the Global Environment Fund. The main office of the Reserve is located in the village of Ivankiv, and Kyiv office employs workers who are not directly involved in the activities in the Chornobyl zone.
On 31 May, a joint meeting involving participants of project “Public Outreach on the Amnesty Program of Orphan Radiation Sources” and representatives of local authorities was held in Dnipro. It was chaired by Deputy Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration Oleg Kuzhman. The meeting was devoted to discussion of the main project stages, development of practical steps that will promote its more efficient implementation and establishment of qualitative horizontal links between all parties involved.
On the 26th of May 2018, the team of the RanidSonni mobile laboratory monitored the radiation in public event places of Kyiv in the framework of radiation safety assurance for Kyiv inhabitants and guests during the Finals of the UEFA-2018 Champions League. No abnormal radiation sources were detected.
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).