Nordisk Sikkerhet participates in the XIV Ukrainian Conference on Physical Protection, Control and Accounting of Nuclear Material
Published: 16 October 2017
Nordisk Sikkerhet recently participated in the XIV Ukrainian Conference on Physical Protection, Control and Accounting of Nuclear Material. The Conference was held on 18-22 September at the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant near the city of Yuzhnoukrainsk. It was jointly sponsored by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, and NNEGC “Energoatom”, and was attended by visitors from Ukraine, Sweden, Norway, and the United States, including representatives from the State Board Guard Service of Ukraine as well as officials from several Ukrainian government ministries and NPPs.
Participants at the conference shared experience and best practices for a variety of issues related to physical protection as well as nuclear material control and accounting. The 41 presentations and roundtable discussion covered Issues such as regulatory frameworks for physical protection and nuclear safety, cyber security, crime prevention, personnel training, and international cooperation in non-proliferation and nuclear security efforts. Product and safety demonstrations were held as well. During the conference Nordisk Sikkerhet gave a presentation on the company's previous project with SBGS in Mukachevo and its upcoming project with SBGS in Zhytomyr.
Conference participants ended the event by issuing a statement affirming the important and unique role the conference plays in serving as a platform for experts in physical protection and nuclear material accounting and control from various ministries, authorities, nuclear facilities and other radiation hazardous sites of Ukraine to meet with international experts and ensure Ukraine is fulfilling its international commitments and continually addressing ongoing developments in physical protection and nuclear material accounting and control.
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