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Nordisk Sikkerhet participates at 13th Ukrainian Conference on Physical protection, Control and Accounting of Nuclear Material
Published: 12 October 2016
On behalf of Nordisk Sikkerhet, Daria Plyshevskaya participated at the 13th Conference on Physical protection, Control and Accounting of Nuclear Materials, held at Khmelnytska Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Ukraine on 3-7 October 2016. At the conference Nordisk Sikkehet presented preliminary results of its technical assistance project currently under implementation with the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine.
In her presentation Daria emphasized the mission and contribution of Norwegian Government, the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), and Nordisk Sikkerhet in countering nuclear proliferation. Daria also spoke about preliminary and planned achievements in improvement of SBGS’s monitoring capabilities on the Ukrainian-Hungarian border, which are the objectives of the current project between SBGS and Nordisk Sikkerhet.
The forum highlighted the topics of physical protection, control & accounting of nuclear materials in the view of implementation of the IAEA nuclear safeguards at Ukrainian NPPs and research centers. A special focus was given to the issues of improved physical protection of power reactors and medical radioactive sources, which is a challenging matter in Ukraine nowadays.
The Conference was organized by the George Kuzmycz Training Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Khmelnytska NPP under financial support from the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM), Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), and the NNEGC Energoatom (owner of all NPPs in Ukraine). The event allowed various experts from the Ukrainian NPPs, research institutions, medical centers and regulatory bodies to exchange their view and experience on the topic matters, as well as with the experts from Norway, Sweden, USA, and IAEA.
Ukrainian news and press releases about the event:
State Scientific and Technical Center for nuclear and radiation safety (SSTC NRS)
Photos: Ekaterina Stavnichuk - State Scientific and Technical Center for nuclear and radiation safety (SSTC NRS)