Entries by Євгенія Кудряшова

Increased Radiation Recorded During Explosion at Military Training Area in Arkhangelsk Region

On 8 August, around 12 am Moscow time, the sensors of the Automated Radiation Monitoring System (ARMS) in Severodvinsk (Russian Federation) recorded an increase in radiation background. Within half an hour, it was about three times higher than the permissible value. The equivalent dose rate of gamma radiation was 2 µSv/h. The increase in radiation […]

“Today is the most alarming period in nuclear safety and the use of nuclear weapons from the end of 1950s to the beginning of 1960s”, Serhii Plohiy noted.

The Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty) was signed by General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev and US President Ronald Reagan on 8 December 1987. A background for signing the Treaty was the continuous buildup of weapons of mass destruction of […]

The amount of radioactive materials in illicit trafficking decreased

In the second quarter of 2019, the Regional Inspectorate of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine together with the relevant structural units of the central executive authorities of Ukraine, ensured the detection and seizure of radioactive materials from an illicit trafficking, as well as their return to regulatory control. The Regional Inspectorate of the […]

“Chornobyl” First-Aid Box

The recurrence of the Chornobyl tragedy is an event with almost zero probability today. This is primarily due to the operation of another more protected reactor type in Ukraine, as well as due to changes in NPP operation algorithms and safety systems that reached a fundamentally new quality level during 33 years after the Chornobyl […]

At the Chernobyl NPP started processing the liquid radioactive waste plant.

During the first week of operation of the liquid radioactive waste processing plant (LRWPP), which is located at the industrial site of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP), 2,755 kg of liquid radioactive waste (vat residue) was successfully processed. According to ChNPP specialists, during the processing liquid waste passes through several stages and, as a […]

Radioactive finds on the territory of Ukraine

The Regional Inspectorate for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of the SNRIU together with the relevant structural divisions of the central executive authorities of Ukraine, constantly provides the detection and removal of radioactive materials that are illegally treated with their mandatory return to regulatory control. In May, a radioisotope fire detector, RID-1 type, containing an insignificant amount […]

Energy Strategy 2030 vs 2035. Why First Failed and Why Second Will Be Fulfilled?

Will it be possible to combine all types of energy generation, reduce the amount of harmful emissions into the atmosphere, improve energy efficiency and at the same time reduce tariffs for the public? Balancing on the brink of obligations to the EU and local realities, the development of renewable energy sources, the reduction of thermal […]