Entries by Ярушевська Альона

Path to Independence and Collegiality

One of the most important and top-priority tasks of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) for 2022 is to continue measures to enhance independence, institutional stability and effectiveness of state regulation for the safety of nuclear energy.  In this regard, SNRIU will work to bring its own standards into line with the Convention on Nuclear Safety, Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety […]

€ 5 Million to Improve Nuclear Safety Approaches

Ukraine will receive 5 million euros from the EU to improve approaches to nuclear safety. The information was received after signing the Agreement on financing the Annual Action Program for 2020 on Nuclear Safety Cooperation between the Government of Ukraine and the European Commission.  EU Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olga Steff […]

28 Years of Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials and Nuclear Facilities in Ukraine

28 December is an important date for Ukraine’s nuclear energy, as the establishment of physical protection of nuclear materials and nuclear facilities is marked today.   This day was initiated in 1993, when the President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk issued a Decree On Measures for the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities in Ukraine, […]

The World’s first Small Modular Commissioned

The HTR-PM high-temperature gas-cooled reactor was connected to the grid by China’s Shidaowan Nuclear Power Plant in Shandong Province.  Two small reactors have been installed at the NPP, which drive a turbine with the 210 MW capacity. The operating license was issued by the National Nuclear Safety Administration of China on 20 August this year, […]

“Protective” Accessories from 5G Proved to be Radiation Source

The Dutch Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection has banned the sale of accessories that are supposed to “protect” from 5G radiation. They proved to be a source of ionizing radiation.  Consumer goods such as Energy Armor sleep mask, Energy Armor sports necklace and bracelet, Magnetix Fit & Slim XL silicone bracelet, Magnetix magnetic necklace with negative ions, Magnetix Smiley Kids bracelet with […]

Stationary Radiation Monitoring System Actuated at PJSC Azovstal

In addition to radiation sources, which are widely used today in many industries, medicine and which are controlled by the regulatory body, there are also those outside the regulatory control: abandoned, lost or stolen radiation sources. In increasing frequency, such finds are detected by radiation monitoring systems, which specialized enterprises are equipped with.  So this time, on 9 December 2021, a […]

Uatom Project Presented at Online Conference “Black Sea Women in Nuclear”

The Uatom.org team presented the project during online conference “Black Sea Women in the Nuclear” co-organized by WiN Ukraine, Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey and Odessa Center for Nonproliferation.  The Uatom project is funded by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority as an independent platform for presenting truthful information on nuclear and radiation safety to […]

Virtual Reality Used to Train Nuclear Personnel

Supplier of nuclear reactors Hitachi Nuclear Energy is using immersive virtual reality to help nuclear power plant operators train personnel for outage, operations and maintenance work ahead of the spring 2022 outage season.   The Virtual Reality Solution can be used for special training of NPP personnel, since it can replicate the layout of different plants, including […]

Consumer Products Containing Radioactive Substances: Use or Refuse?

Radioactivity was discovered recently when, in 1896, French scientist Antoine Henri Becquerel noticed that photographic films, which were in one roll with uranium salts, and which have not the slightest access of light, turned out to be ignited. It was found that there is such a phenomenon as the spontaneous emission of rays by a […]

Sizewell C NPP Could Use Recycled Uranium

During Nuclear 2021 conference, organized by the UK Nuclear Industry Association, the UK energy company director of financing, Julia Pyke, announced that EDF Energy will continue work to construct two EPR units, which will enable further work on spent nuclear fuel recycling technology.  Sizewell C is working to develop technology that will allow the production of fresh nuclear […]

Nuclear Isomers in Astrophysics 

Nuclear isomers are the key components required for modelling of the r-process, and they are not yet available. The r-process in nuclear physics is understood as a series of nuclear reactions resulting in formation of almost half of atomic nuclei heavier than iron, – the so-called “heavy elements”. In addition to the r-process, there are […]