Exactly 40 years ago, on September 26, 1977, at 19.21, the turbine generator No.2 of the first power unit of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant was connected to the electrical network. In Ukraine, this day is considered to be the birthday of nuclear power.
Specialists of the SE “COTIS” have passed joint Ukrainian-American command-and-staff emergency response training at the state level
From September 5 to 7, 2017, a joint Ukrainian-American command-and-staff training on responding to a state-level emergency associated with a radiation accident in a separate unit of “Zaporizhzhya NPP” of the SE “NNEGC” Energoatom”, took place in the crisis center of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SES of Ukraine) in Kyiv, which was attended by specialists of the State Enterprise “Center for Organizational, Technical and Information Support of the Exclusion Zone” (SE “COTIS”), which belongs to the sphere of management of SAUEZM.
On the occasion of the Independence Day, the military unit 3041, guarding the Chornobyl NPP, was awarded the honorary Military Flag. Yuriy Allerov, the commander of the National Guard of Ukraine, Lieutenant-General, solemnly handed one of the thirty flags to the commander of the military unit 3041. Among all the military units protecting the nuclear power plants of Ukraine, the honor of obtaining the Battle flag was awarded only to the military part of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
Within the framework of the international cooperation program, specialists from Tajikistan undergo a full cycle of probation in the Exclusion Zone.
From September 4 till September 28, 2017, within the framework of the Technical Cooperation Program with the IAEA, employees of the State Institution “Radioactive Waste Disposal Point” (SI “RWDP”) from the city of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) are trained in the Central Analytical Laboratory (CAL) of the 2nd class on the characterization of radioactive wastes, which is part of the SSE “Ecocentre”.
The implementation of the joint Ukrainian-Japanese scientific and technical program SATREPS continues in the Exclusion Zone
At the end of August, a delegation of Japanese scientists in the field of environmental monitoring from the Institute of Radioecology at the University of Fukushima and a group of students from the University of Tsukuba (Japan) visited the Exclusion Zone.
The movement of wolves in the Exclusion Zone was observed with the help of a satellite for almost a year
Scientists from the Georgetown University of the United States, employees of the Polissya State Radiation and Ecological Reserve and specialists from the State Specialized Enterprise “EcoCenter” investigated wolves with special collars that allow measuring the accumulated dose of gamma radiation and hourly tracing of animal movements.
One of the main tasks of the Agency is transparency and openness, therefore, the procedure for visiting the exclusion zone with familiarization visits was simplified in the resent years. Also, many visitors such as media representatives, academics, students, etc. come to the Zone for professional purposes. However, it does not mean that this area has become safer. Below, we will provide a list of safety rules in the exclusion zone to be followed in order to avoid the risk of exposure and misunderstandings with law enforcement or controlling authorities.
Temporary fire works at the industrial site of SSE “Chornobyl NPP” are carried out in accordance with the requirements of the regulatory documents
In the framework of the implementation of the construction of a new safe confinement (NSC) and its commissioning, rescuers of the 11th State Fire and Rescue Detachment (Chornobyl) (11 SFRD) are constantly monitoring the implementation of temporary fireworks at the industrial site of SSE “Chornobyl NPP”.
Ukrainian and Belarusian experts consider the possibility of creating a transboundary space for conducting joint researches in the Exclusion Zone
The IAEA regional seminar has recently been completed in the Republic of Belarus. The meeting was devoted to the best practices in managing exclusion lands and informing the population about the Chornobyl problem.