Last Friday, students of the Faculty of Natural and Geographical Education and Ecology of the Dragomanov National Pedagogical University learned how SSTC NRS Mobile Radiation Survey Laboratory works.
The main purpose of the excursion was to increase the level of environmental consciousness of young people, form a responsible attitude towards the use of natural resources, and increase awareness on the issues of radioactive material management.
A group of ecology students with head of their practices Oleksandr Harmata had the opportunity to listen to the lecture and talk to representatives of the Radiation Protection Department.
During the lecture, they have familiarized with the main areas of SSTC NRS activities, experts of the Center have helped to understand how radiation monitoring of the environment is implemented and have consolidated this knowledge by means of an example during the examination of RanidSONNI Mobile Radiation Survey Laboratory.
“The information presented to the students by SSTC NRS experts is directly related to the topic of their practices (“Environmental Monitoring”). I want to note that radioactive background and relevant contamination are one of the main indexes of environment state. Mastering methodology and tools to define them is the basic competence for ecology students”, Oleksandr Harmata said.
It should be noted that this is not the first visit of students to the enterprise. SSTC NRS management and personnel try to reach the widest possible audience and constantly promote the best public informing on radiation situation of the environment and radioactive material management in case of its detection.