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Nordisk Sikkerhet submits proposal to initiate internal exposure monitoring system with FMBA
Published: 15 April 2016
Nordisk Sikkerhet AS has submitted a grant application to the Norwegian government for a project with the Russian Federal Medical Biological Agency (FMBA). The project will provide FMBA with modern equipment for direct internal measurements using various types of Whole Body Counters (WBCs), as well as special shielding and ventilation, the necessary metrological and methodological support in a form of periodical maintenance and calibration of WBCs using phantoms, and the periodical training of personnel on how to use/calibrate the supplied equipment.
This system can be used to monitor the health of industrial workers who operate in environments containing potentially hazardous levels of radiation. It can also be used in the event of a nuclear/radiological incident to monitor exposure levels of the general public in the Murmansk region.
The project was developed jointly by Nordisk Sikkerhet and FMBA following several rounds of meetings in Moscow. The proposed project fits into the geographical area of the Norwegian government Action Plan, which covers projects and activities in northwest Russia and in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) countries. The proposed project fits into one of the thematic areas of the Action Plan, namely cooperation with regulatory authorities. If supported by the Norwegian government, the project is proposed to be implemented in 2016-2018.