Entries by Євгенія Нікітчук

Inventory Project: Combating Illicit Use and Illicit Trafficking of Radioactive Materials in the East of Ukraine

Within the Partner Agreement between the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety and the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine under support of the U.S. State Department, the Inventory project was launched. It envisages unscheduled inventory of radioactive materials in the eastern region of Ukraine. The events in eastern Ukraine led […]

“Chernobyl Accident Became Element of Our National Identity”, Serhii Plohii

We can talk a lot about Serhii Plohii. He is a Ukrainian and American historian, professor at Harvard University, Director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, one of the leading experts in Eastern European history, author of several books on the history of Ukraine and Eastern Europe, winner of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize of […]

Gender Issues in Nuclear Security Discussed in Kyiv

On 15 and 16 October, conference “Support of Nuclear Security Education and Promotion of Gender Awareness in Ukraine” was held in Kyiv. The event was organized by the National Technical University “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine and Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) within the Swedish and Ukrainian […]

Kinder, Küche, Kirche? Or How Up-to-Date are Views on Equality of Physical Protection Experts

The Mattel Company has launched a gender-neutral Barbie and gender equality is discussed at the physical protection conference. “What is this world coming to?” you might ask. “In the future, where everyone will be able to realize his/her potential as an individual, regardless of conventionalities and stereotypes”, the speakers of the Gender Equality section of […]

Record Number of Participants at This Year’s Conference on Physical Protection in Lviv

The XVI Ukrainian Conference on Physical Protection*, Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials has started in Lviv yesterday. The event was organized by the George Kuzmich Training Center for Physical Protection, Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials under the support of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority and the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Agency. The […]

Ukrainian Experts Participated in International Forums on Dosimetry

This year, representatives of the Grigoriev Institute for Medical Radiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine attended two events significant for radiation dosimetry. The first event is the International Conference on Dosimetry and Its Applications (ICDA-3), which was held at the National Technical University of Lisbon in Portugal on 27-31 May 2019. The […]

State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management Presented Research Results for Prypiat River Bottom and Water

“The radionuclide content of the Prypiat River is several times lower than the allowable levels for drinking water. However, even so, we cannot speak about radiation safety of the Prypiat River. We will continue to take measures to keep the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone safe, since it is our priority,” Head of the State Agency of […]

How Does Feofaniia Work? Visit of Belgian Experts to All-Ukrainian Radiosurgery Center

Would you prefer to be afraid of the unknown or to try to learn more about it? The Feofaniia Clinical Hospital of the State Management of Affairs of Ukraine in the minds of Ukrainians historically overgrown with legends and myths. In fact, it is overgrown with flowers, trees and modern buildings, which altogether are combined […]

Unique Exercises in Complex Radiological Conditions Held First in Ukraine

On 29-30 August, experts of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) participated in special tactical exercises on anti-terrorist operation in a serious radiological situation resulting from an act of nuclear terrorism and illicit trafficking of radioactive materials. The exercises were conducted by the headquarters of the Anti-Terrorist Center […]

Increased Radiation Recorded During Explosion at Military Training Area in Arkhangelsk Region

On 8 August, around 12 am Moscow time, the sensors of the Automated Radiation Monitoring System (ARMS) in Severodvinsk (Russian Federation) recorded an increase in radiation background. Within half an hour, it was about three times higher than the permissible value. The equivalent dose rate of gamma radiation was 2 µSv/h. The increase in radiation […]