Director General of the State Scientific-Research Institution "Chornobyl Centre for Nuclear Safety, Radioactive Waste and Radioecology" (SSRI "Chornobyl Centre") M. Bondarkov and A. Maksimenko (the head of logistics research services from the International Radiological Laboratory) attended the technical meeting on implementation of the 3rd phase of the project on "Survey of radioactive materials decaying in the Chernobyl exclusion zone (additional work)."
The meeting was held from 7 to 10 February, 2016 in the city of Warsaw, Poland. The participants summarized the results of work completed in accordance with the third stage of the project and discussed the possibilities of further studies in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.
All work is performed according to the "Framework Agreement on Cooperative Threat Reduction for Ukraine" between the USA and Ukraine from October 25, 1993 concerning the promotion on the destruction of strategic nuclear weapons in Ukraine and preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and the development of the state system protection, control and accounting materials for the protection of nuclear materials used for peaceful purposes in Ukraine.
Customer is Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC, which is the general contractor of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Beneficiary is the State Exclusion Zone Agency (SEZA).
A round table meeting on “The status and prospects of researches and developments in the exclusion zone” was held at the Ministry of Ecology and Natural resources of Ukraine on January 29, 2016.
The event was organized by State Agency of Ukraine on the Exclusion Zone Management.
Among the participants, in addition to scientists, were Representatives of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Ministry of Education and Science, other institutions and organizations.
Director General of SSRI "Chornobyl Center" Bondarkov M.D. and Head of Logistics Research Center of International Radioecology Laboratory Maksimenko A.M. participate in the technical meeting from January 18 to 21, 2016 on the project for the assistance in the equipment of a radiochemical laboratory and establishment of a mobile radiochemical laboratory on the Al-Tuwaitha site in Iraq (project is implemented in collaboration with the Lithuanian company LOKMIS and funded by the European Commission).