Entries by Ігор Бігун

Human Dimension of Nuclear Energy. What Does Work of Nuclear Power Plant Psychologist Consist Of?

Psychologists and nuclear energy? From the point of view of the outsider, these phenomena are from parallel realities. Let’s consider this issue step by step. Nuclear power plants generate electricity 24 hours a day. Clear human-machine interaction is required for this complex mechanism to run like clockwork. There is a need for highly experienced staff […]

Ukrainian Ministry of Energy Assured Lithuania It Will Not Import Electricity from Belarus

The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine opposes the import of electricity power from Belarus. No electricity supplies to the United Energy System of Ukraine in 2021 are foreseen. This was stated by Acting Minister of Energy Olha Buslavets in a conversation with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Lithuania to Ukraine Valdemaras Sarapinas as informed by […]

Completion of the All-Ukrainian Nuclear Energy and Peace Essay Competition among high school students took place on 8-9 October 2020 online due to quarantine measures. High-school students from Yuzhnoukraiinsk, Kharkiv and Varash won among 22 participants. The essays that won the previous stage in their regions: satellite towns of NPPs in Ukraine, Ivankiv region of […]

Border Guards and State Environmental Inspectorate Detected Radioactive Clock in Tourist’s Baggage

The Yantar system recording radiation level increase actuated at the Bachivsk international checkpoint of the Glukhiv customs (Sumy region) during checking personal baggage of people who crossed the border. Employees of the State Environmental Inspectorate detected a radiation source using dosimeter-radiometers. “The radiation source was an AChS-1 aviation vintage clock. The permissible absorbed dose rate […]

Prominent Nuclear Scientist Vladimir Korovkin Passed Away

On 15 October, at the age of 90, Vladimir Korovkin, Honored Power Engineer of Ukraine, founder and former Director General of the Rivne NPP, passed away.   “Vladimir Korovkin, a man who contributed significantly to the development of town city in which he lived, has passed away. From the first cubic meter of concrete he […]

Chornobyl Zone Not for Children

One of the Chornobyl tour operators announced a new service yesterday: a bus tour to the exclusion zone for children 12 plus, and we surely could not ignore this message. Why did this initiative cause outrage? The radiological situation in the exclusion zone has surely changed for better over more than 30 years but not […]

Ukraine Participated in Joint Exercises with Moldova

From 29 September to 2 October, joint exercises were held to detect radioactive materials in illicit trafficking at the international Mamalyga-Kryva checkpoint on the Ukraine-Moldova border. The exercises were carried out with the participation of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine and Moldova National Agency for Regulation of Nuclear and Radiological Activities under support of the EU Border Assistance Mission […]

Kazakhstan Made One More Research Reactor Wprk on HEU fuel

A project to remove the last remaining batch of unirradiated highly enriched uranium (HEU) fuel from Kazakhstan has been completed in a joint effort by Kazakhstan and the USA, the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has announced. The NNSA and Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy together almost 3 kilograms of unirradiated HEU […]