Entries by Ігор Бігун

Zhytomyr Border Guards Reveal Illegal Transfer of Nuclear Materials Using Automated Systems

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 […]

A Guide for Use of Chest Imaging by WHO

The World Health Organization published a guide for chest imaging during COVID-19 diagnostics. This rapid advice guide examines the evidence and makes recommendations for the use of chest imaging in acute care of adult patients with suspected, probable or confirmed COVID-19. Imaging modalities considered are radiography, computed tomography and ultrasound. This guide addresses the care […]

What One Should do With the Orphaned IRS? An Informing Campaign Has Started in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

“KROK do Bezpeky” radiation awareness and control information campaign on the Amnesty Programme of Orphaned Ionization Radiation Sources has started. The 15th June press conference in the Most-Dnipro news agency became its starting point. “KROK do Bezpeky” aims to reduce the number of orphaned radioactive sources, minimize terrorist threats, as well as threats to life […]

RNPP Prepares Radwaste for Disposal in Chornobyl Exclusion Zone

Radioactive waste of Rivne NPP is being prepared for disposal in the Vector Engineered Near-Surface Disposal Facility (ENSDF) in the Chornobyl exclusion zone. During operation of VVER-440 and VVER-1000 units, a large amount of liquid radwaste, in particular, evaporation bottom was accumulated at the Rivne NPP site. Evaporation bottom was evaporated to a state of […]

The Second Сollection of the “Chornobyl KGB Dossier” on the Сonstruction of the Chornobyl NPP and the Disaster Was Published

The second volume of the “Chornobyl KGB Dossier”, entitled “From Construction to Disaster”, covers the period from the start of construction of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant in the 1970s to the commissioning of the Shelter (November 1986). The book includes documents of the State Security Committee of the Ukrainian SSR, which are now stored […]

The IAEA Online Course on Radiation Protection of Patients is Available in Three Languages

The IAEA has now introduced a Russian language version of its popular online course on computed tomography (CT), designed to educate health care professionals on managing radiation doses to patients. The English version was presented first two years ago, and since then more than 2800 health care staff have completed the course. The course is a key […]

Benin Enhances Production and Export of Soybean Using Bio-fertilizers and Isotopic Technology

Poor soil fertility meant low yields and insufficient income for soybean farmers in the West African nation of Benin. Thanks to the use of bio-fertilizers, improved using isotopic techniques, they have increased their production significantly, with the support of the IAEA in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). As […]

Equipment for Early Detection of Fires Is Being Tested in the Exclusion Zone

The State Agency of Ukraine for Exclusion Zone Management has launched a pilot project to test equipment for early detection of fires in large areas. One such system with optical and thermal imaging technology has already been installed. The pilot project is being implemented within the framework of the agreement on scientific and technical cooperation […]

Between Popularity and Safety. What Does Chornobyl Tourism Lack?

We prepared this piece before a large-scale forest fire in the Chornobyl zone in April 2020. Despite the fact that firefighters and volunteers were dedicated to its elimination, the firestorm devastated hectares of forests, fields and even villages. We hope that this disaster will not happen again. The facilities located in this area remained undamaged […]

More than 6,000 Pupils Took Part in the “Following the Traces of Chornobyl” Online Contest

The All-Ukrainian online contest “Following the Traces of Chornobyl” summed up its results. The Internet Olympiad was attended by 6,163 students of grades 9-11 from different parts of Ukraine who wanted to test their knowledge of the Chernobyl disaster. The winners received diplomas of I, II and III degrees, the rest – certificates of participation. […]

Acting Minister: The Cost of Decommissioning of All NPP Units is UAH 200 billion

This amount for the decommissioning of power units of Ukrainian NPPs, which have exhausted the resource, was announced by Acting Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection Olga Buslavets on the air of the talk show “Svoboda Slova Savika Shustera” (“Savik Shuster Freedom of Speech”). According to her, the need to gradually decommission power units will […]