Entries by Ярушевська Альона

In Hanford, Escape Room Used in Training on Respiratory Protection Equipment

The Volpentest HAMMER (Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response) Federal Training Center has updated its respiratory training course for employees dealing with nuclear waste by using an escape room.  In the escape room, workers in air-fed respirators answer questions, find clues, and solve problems in a simulated working environment. Before the air bottles are empty, […]

US National Labs Support International Waste Disposal Research

In the framework of the HotBENT international field experiment on nuclear waste management, geologists from the Lawrence National Laboratory at Berkeley, Sandia National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory are conducting modeling and laboratory studies to evaluate the behavior of bentonite as an impermeable backfill material for radioactive waste geological repositories. Bentonite is a natural […]

Frozen Mushrooms from Volyn Turned out to Be Radioactive

A consignment of frozen mushrooms exported to the city of Czersk (Poland) was detained at the Polish-Ukrainian border. A high content of radioactive cesium-137 (1540 +/- 33 Bq/kg) was detected in the cargo. The goods belonged to an entrepreneur from Kamin-Kashyrsky, Volyn region.  Through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF), the information […]

Radioactive Clock at Airport: Exposure Dose 100 Times Higher

On 12 January 2022, at the Boryspil airport checkpoint, border guards detected a radioactive clock in a Russian citizen’s luggage on a flight to Istanbul.  During the customs control of luggage, the Yantar stationary complex was activated having established the presence of a radioactive item.  After an additional check of hand luggage, the customs officers […]

USNC Obtained License for 3D Printing of Nuclear Reactor Components

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) has licensed a novel method to 3D print components for nuclear reactors, developed by the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  To print refractive materials highly resistant to extreme heat and degradation using binder jet printing as the additive manufacturing technique, combined with a ceramic production process […]

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, […]