Workshop under Support of Swedish Government to Improve State Register of Radiation Sources

Recently, a workshop on the state registration of radiation sources was held in the office of the State Register of Radiation Sources under financial and technical support of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten, SSM).

The event was attended by experts of the Register, representatives of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) and the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS).

Within the workshop, Register personnel assessed the enhanced automated system, considered the experience in introducing new registration cards and quality of information prepared by Register experts upon requests of state authorities and other stakeholders.

The Register is an electronic system to account for and control all radiation sources from their generation on the territory of Ukraine to export from Ukraine or transfer to a specialized enterprise for radioactive waste management or decommissioning according to the procedure established by the legislation.

In 2015-2016, under support of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, SSTC experts fundamentally upgraded the automated system of the State Register of Radiation Sources. Today the Register automated system provides access to much more information on radiation sources and their owners, simplifies obtaining information on applications of radiation sources and their lists according to intended purpose, including sealed radiation sources by hazard category.

Representatives of SNRIU regional inspectorates noted the important role of the Register in their daily activities, especially in licensing the use of radiation sources. Upon the workshop, it was decided that personnel of the State Register of Radiation Sources would prepare and provide proposals to the SNRIU on further improvement of the State Register of Radiation Sources for 2017-2018.

It should be recalled that the state registration of radiation sources is mandatory in Ukraine since March 2007.

Editorial board of Uatom.org