Within the framework of the new Memorandum, Exclusion Zone experts began training on radioecology and radioactive waste management for China’s nuclear power experts
State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Coordination of the training course for Chinese colleagues in the Exclusion Zone enterprises, in which the launch of practical exercises began.
The indicative program of training involves obtaining knowledge on the safety assessment of nuclear installations, the principles of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel management, overcoming the consequences of accidents at nuclear installations and rehabilitating radioactively contaminated environment.
«Ukraine has a unique experience in overcoming the consequences of accidents at nuclear power plants, acquired during the process of ChNPP decommissioning and providing barrier function in the Exclusion Zone. We are open to cooperation and exchange of experience for the successful implementation of international educational projects», – Vitalii Petruk, Head of SAUEZM, said during a meeting with Chinese nuclear operators.
The training course of Chinese specialists in the Exclusion Zone began with an overview of the activities of the SSE «Ecocentre». In particular, Chinese nuclear scientists learned about the Ukrainian system of individual radiation and dosimetry control and the work of an automated system for monitoring the radiation situation in the Exclusion Zone, as well as visited the Central Analytical Laboratory of the enterprise where the characterization of radioactive waste occurs.
Also, nuclear companies' operators got acquainted with the process of decommissioning the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant, the status of implementation of international projects at the ChNPP industrial site and visited the premises of one of the power generating stations of the station, and the specialists of the Chornobyl NPP conducted a course where they acquainted the atomic operators with the process of eliminating the consequences of the accident and removing the nuclear power plant from operation.