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In the Exclusion zone some preparations are made for the fire season

During a working trip to the Exclusion zone Acting Head of the State agency of Ukraine on Exclusion zone management Kateryna Pavlova together with the Heads of the SSE «Pivnichna Pushcha» inspected the creation of mineralized strips along the perimeter of the Exclusion zone in the Dytiatkiv Forestry and got acquainted with the general state of implementation of the complex of works for preparation for the fire season.

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SAUEZM drafted amendments to legislation on strengthening of liability for violations of radiation safety regime requirements

In pursuance of Presidential Decree No. 512 of July 10, 2019 «On Some Issues of the Development of Territories Affected by the Chornobyl Catastrophe» the State agency of Ukraine on Exclusion zone management has drafted a law «On introduction of amendments to the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses on strengthening of liability for violations of radiation safety regime requirements in areas that have been exposed to radioactive contamination».

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International project of automated radiation monitoring of radioactive waste repositories successfully implemented with the support of the EU

Creation of a radiation monitoring system is the focus of EU-Ukraine cooperation in the field of nuclear safety. State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management is very grateful to the European Union for its continued support.

This was stated by a.i. Head of SAUEZM Oleksandr Kovalchuk during his visit to Lviv Specialized Combine, where he got acquainted with the work of the automated system.

«It is extremely important for us as well as for the EU that emergencies in Ukraine could be quickly identified and responded to. Radioactive waste management facilities throughout the country should be properly monitored and maintained. It is very important for Ukrainian enterprises to be equipped with the latest emergency equipment», - noted Dr. Hans van Vliet, Project Manager from the European Commission.

In particular, with the support of the European Union an automated system of environmental radiation monitoring was installed at the specialized combines of the State Corporation «Association «Radon». The equipment was installed at 5 radioactive waste storage facilities located on the territory of specialized combines in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Lviv and Odessa.

According to Ihor Buksanchuk, Director General of the State Enterprise «Association «Radon», an automated system will allow to monitor and document the parameters of the radiation state, will help to detect radiation hazards and respond quickly to them. The system consists of five environmental radiation monitoring subsystems that measure radiation levels and transmit results to the «Radon» Head Office in Kyiv.

SAUEZM and US Forest Service Extend Collaboration to Improve Fire Safety of Exclusion Zone

During the meeting of the Heads of SAUEZM and enterprises of the Exclusion Zone with representatives of the US Forest Service the results and prospects of cooperation between the institutions were discussed. In particular, representatives of the Forest Service noted the progress made by the SAUEZM in establishing the Coordination Center on Emergencies Management and assured their readiness to continue providing expert assistance under this project.

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SAUEZM presented priorities for activities in the Exclusion zone at parliamentary hearings

A.i. Head of SAUEZM Oleksandr Kovalchuk at the parliamentary hearings «Parliament's Environmental Policy Priorities for 5 Years» presented the strategy of development of the Exclusion zone and perspective directions of work. In particular, he drew the attention of the members of parliament of Ukraine to the legal conflict arising during the activity of the Chornobyl radiation and ecological biosphere reserve.

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Ukrainian and British experts shared their experience in managing radioactive waste

Representatives of SAUEZM and Ukrainian enterprises on radioactive waste management discussed with the British Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and a number of profile associations and commercial companies approaches to waste management and potential areas of cooperation for organizations. They paid great attention to the enhancement of international cooperation between Ukraine and the United Kingdom in the field of nuclear and radiation safety, radioactive waste safety and the provision of expert and advisory assistance from the United Kingdom on the improvement of national technologies.

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