Nordisk Sikkerhet hosts Atomflot and Partner Organizations Meeting
Published: 27 June 2016
Nordisk Sikkerhet AS organized and hosted a three-day event between Atomflot and partner organizations in Scandinavia from 21-23 June in Norefjell, Norway. Representatives from Atomflot, Eleron, the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM), and Nordisk Sikkerhet held a series of general and bilateral meetings where they discussed various matters related to ongoing cooperation as well as the potential for future collaborative projects.
The Meeting presented an opportunity for the various stakeholders involved in international technical assistance projects related to legacy sites in northwest Russia to meet and update one another on their projects with Atomflot and other regional organizations.
Atomflot representatives provided an overview of the company’s past, future, and current activities in the northwest region, as well as Atomflot’s involvement in international projects and initiatives aimed at protection, consolidation and repatriation of radiological and nuclear (RN) materials worldwide. Atomflot remains a key organization in cleanup efforts at several legacy sites in northwest Russia. As of today, more than 70 trainloads of RN material has been shipped via Atomflot using the organization’s infrastructure. This infrastructure will be used again to ship additional RN material as part of remediation efforts at Andreeva Bay, Gremikha, and other sites in northwest Russia.
At the end of the Meeting, the participants agreed to consider at their organizations a variety of cooperative project proposals related to the nuclear legacy program in Northwest Russia in the coming months and reaffirmed their commitment to continuation of the ongoing collaboration in this field between Atomflot and partner organizations in Norway and Sweden.