Atom for Peace Action to Be Held for Bucha Residents

On 6 August 2018, ‘Atom for Peace” street action will take place at the central square of the town of Bucha, Maidan Heros Street. Within this event, experts of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) will conduct a number of free radiological surveys. Representatives of the website on nuclear and radiation safety and non-proliferation will communicate with the Bucha residents about a responsible attitude to nuclear energy and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

SSTC NRS experts will check food and water for radionuclide content using the RanidSONNI reconnaissance vehicle. Agricultural products, mushrooms, berries, medicinal plants, household items, clothes, jewelry, electronic devices, etc. will also be accepted for radiological survey from Bucha residents.

 “Work with the public and conduct of street actions are not new for us”, says the SSTC NRS press secretary Tetiana Verbytska. “Last year we conducted a one-week informational tour ‘Radiation Survey by Towns of Ukraine’. Owing to the unique vehicle, our experts checked the level of radiation in Zhytomyr, Rivne and Volyn regions. As a result, several radiation anomalies were detected, about which we immediately notified local authorities. Today, our goal is to make sure that the residents of Bucha are living in safe radiation background”.

All Bucha residents and guests who are interested in nuclear and radiation safety and are willing to bring food, water, etc. to check the content of radionuclides are invited to participate in the street action.

Representatives of the SSTC NRS and Editorial Board will not only conduct radiological surveys, but will also be glad to communicate with the town’s residents about the dangers of exposure and methods of protection and how to behave when orphan radiation sources are found and will answer all questions in this area.    

In addition, within the framework of the action, there will be an opportunity to take pictures near the exclusive ‘Atom for Peace” photo zone, participate in the ‘Public Opinion Poll’, and receive memorable souvenirs.

Venue: central square of the town of Bucha (Maidan Heroes Street).

Date and time: 6 August 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00

More detailed information by phone: +38 095 68 63 449

We are looking forward to seeing you at the event!

SSTC NRS Press Service Editorial Board