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Nordisk Sikkerhet signs a contract for emergency preparedness and response exercise in Romania
Published: 27 January 2016
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On January 27 Nordisk Sikkerhet AS signed a contract with International Safety Research, Inc. (ISR) to organize a joint training exercise in Romania in late 2016/early 2017. This will be a full-scale radiation emergency training exercise and will include the simulation of a nuclear power plant accident at Cernovoda NPP.
Nordisk Sikkerhet submitted the proposal with ISR to the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), and will be participating as a subcontractor to ISR in the planning, organization, and execution of the exercise. The contract signed today confirms Nordisk Sikkerhet’s involvement and duties in the upcoming exercise, which is supported by the Norwegian government as part of a project for regulatory capacity building in nuclear and radiological safety, emergency preparedness and response in Romania (a part of EEA and Norway Grants).
The exercise will be an important training opportunity for Romanian authorities, power plant operators, and first responders. The skills learned at this exercise will be of vital importance in the event of a radiation emergency. Effective response also involves a high degree of coordination between international, national, and local authorities. In addition to response techniques, the exercise will therefore also cover participants’ understanding of their role and the roles of others in an emergency situation.
The first meetings related to the exercise will take place from February 1-5 in Bucharest, Romania. Pavel Tishakov of Nordisk Sikkerhet will participate in these meetings, along with representatives from ISR, NRPA, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Romanian National Commission for Nuclear Activities Control (CNCAN), the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations of Romania (IGSU), and other Romanian authorities.
Experts from Nordisk Sikkerhet, ISR, NRPA, IAEA, CNCAN and IGSU have collaborated on such exercises previously, including the joint Romanian-Bulgarian “Natulus-2011” exercise which simulated the transport of nuclear materials along the Danube.