SNRIU Chairman and Chief State Inspector on Nuclear and Radiation Safety of Ukraine Grygoriy Plachkov announced congratulations on the 20th anniversary of establishing the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine.
“For 20 years, the SNRIU staff by hard and dedicated work has been daily carrying out state regulation of nuclear and radiation safety in accordance with national legislation and international obligations. SNRIU firm and declared position is: “The priority of protecting the public and the environment against the harmful radiation effects and safety of nuclear energy use are the main principles of nuclear and radiation safety regulation”, Plachkov wrote.
The Chairman recalled that the regulatory body in the form of the State Nuclear Regulatory Committee of Ukraine was established on 5 December 2000 due to the Ukraine’s commitments to meet the requirements of the Convention on Nuclear Safety and the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management.
The new executive body was established upon the Main State Inspectorate for Nuclear Safety Oversight and the Department of Nuclear Regulation of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine.
He was delegated the functions to define safety criteria, requirements and conditions in nuclear energy use, issue permits and licenses for activities in this area, state oversight over meeting legislation, regulations, standards and rules on nuclear and radiation safety, etc.
“Sincere congratulations to the SNRIU staff and everyone who stood at the origins of authority development, with wishes of good health, well-being, continuous movement towards success, inspiration, optimism, confidence in the future, new achievements, brilliant ideas and real opportunities for their implementation”, the Chairman wished.
According to the SNRIU