SNRIU Participates in Joint Ukrainian-American Command-Staff Exercise on Responding to a Radiation Accident

Members of the SNRIU Information and Emergency Center participate in the joint Ukrainian-American command-staff excersise on responding to a state-level emergency associated with a radiation accident at Zaporizhzhya NPP (the Energoatom  Company) (5-7 September 2017).

In the center: Deputy Director of the SNRIU Directorate on Nuclear Facilities Safety Oleksandr Grygorash; on the right: Head of the SNRIU Section on Information-Analytical  Support and Public Relations Taras Kozulko; on the left: Head of the SNRIU Division on Licensing of New Nuclear Facilities Andriy Shepitchak

Representatives of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, Energoatom, Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, central and local authorities of Ukraine and state institutions (enterprises), as well as experts from the U.S. Department of State, Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency are involved in the exercise.

The event is coordinated by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine supported by experts from the Agency for the Reduction of the Threat of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Within three days, members of the command-staff excersise will train three modules of the scenario for responding to a possible radiation accident at ZNPP. The purpose of the training is to simplify the analysis of a radiological emergency during which involved ministries and departments of Ukraine will play key roles and fulfil their duties taking measures for responding to a radiological event of national level.

Excersise results will show the level of preparedness and ability of central and local executive authorities to eliminate consequences of an accident at NPP, as well as their interaction. In addition, one of the main tasks of such events is to increase preparedness level, improve skills of state body heads in taking immediate decision under eliminating consequences of possible national-level accident at NPP and to study and specify current plans, rules and procedures for coordination of prompt response measures. Editorial Board