The Zhytomyr border detachment is constantly updating the systems for revealing and preventing attempts to illegal transport of radioactive substances and nuclear materials across the state border.
This is due to the fact that border guards serve in the districts of Kyiv and Zhytomyr oblasts that border Belarus in the north and the Chornobyl exclusion zone in the east. The detachment bears direct responsibility for 143 km of the rear border of the exclusion zone.
Border guards monitor with the help of equipment not only the radiation background in the areas where the detachment’s units are located, movement paths and the duty stations, but also constantly monitor radiation level of vehicles and cargo coming from the neighboring state to Ukraine.
Vehicles are scanned at checkpoints without stopping them using TSA and Yantar stationary automated control sets. During the service, personnel use MARK mobile automated radiation systems, portable dosimeters DKG-21M, DKS-02PN Kadmiy, MKS-UM, as well as MKG-AT1321 gamma spectrometers.
Military men are provided with IZK-A protective suits and Promask gas masks for personal radiation safety.
All the latest equipment for the detection of nuclear materials and radioactive substances entered the Zhytomyr detachment as part of international technical assistance. International partners also trained personnel to use and maintain the equipment.
According to the Press Service of the Zhytomyr Border Detachment