Entries by Katerina Stavnichuk

If COVID-19 Detected – Do not Hurry to Do CT

Svitlana Chernetska, deputy chief physician of the Family Medicine Center in the Odessa region, warns about this. Today, the situation with the spread of coronavirus in Ukraine is worsening. At the first symptoms of the disease, people do tests and, without further consultation with a doctor, prescribe a computed tomography (CT). “Don’t do it in […]

NUCLEAR ENERGY – thoughts round about

At a time when humanity needs more and more energy, nuclear energy raises many questions and controversies about the prospects for its development. You may not hear the rational voice of professionals among a variety of different opinions of nuclear defenders, competitors and opponents. Therefore, the Uatom.org Editorial Board is launching a platform for discussions […]

Forest Gifts Remain Most Radioactively Contaminated

According to the Zhytomyr Regional Laboratory Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, 27% of mushrooms collected in the Korosten region contain radioactive contamination. This conclusion was made in the laboratory after the quality analysis of food products in the settlements affected due to the Chornobyl accident, for the period from January to September […]

Boston Dynamics Robot Spot Visited ChNPP Again

A team from the University of Bristol (UK) once again visited ChNPP, where robotic devices to assess the radiation situation were tested. This is the fourth visit within the Memorandum of Understanding signed in early 2021 between the University of Bristol and the Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants of the National Academy […]

SMRs Are Perfect for Australian Market, Specialized Council Asserts

Australia selects small modular reactors (SMR) for implementation due to the transition to decarbonization. Three most likely projects are under consideration: modules from NuScale, BWRX-300 GE-Hitachi and Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor. The Minerals Council of Australia recently presented a report for discussion that presents an overview of the three most advanced small modular […]

Mercury from Radikal will be Disposed in Chornobyl Exclusion Zone

Hazardous waste of the Radikal Kyiv plant is planned to be disposed in the 10-kilometer ChNPP zone, since, according to representatives of the Kyiv City State Administration, the only enterprise in Ukraine that processes mercury-containing waste is located in the occupied territory. The city authorities appealed to the Government to jointly resolve the issue of […]

Uatom.org Launches New Section – Blogs

Uatom.org developed a platform for discussions between experts on NRS, so that the public could hear different opinions of competent and experienced experts, join the discussion and ask questions of concern. The new section was opened by the blog of Mykola Steinberg, former Chief Engineer of the Chonobyl NPP, Head of the State Committee of Ukraine […]

IAEA Develops Natural Hazard Alerting System

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is developing a system that will alert of natural hazards: External Events Notification System (EENS), such as floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and wildfires that could potentially affect nuclear sites. In the first phase, EENS will be tuned to two priority hazards: earthquakes and cyclones. The system will subsequently be expanded […]

Monitoring of Radioactive Substances in Water Bodies and Soils

A significant part of Ukraine’s GDP is formed by agriculture, for which soils (primarily arable land) and water resources are of priority importance. They serve as a source of income for both the state and private farms. Regular environmental and radiation-ecological (radiation) monitoring is conducted to have up-to-date information about their safety and proper ecological […]

IAEA Announces Conference on Nuclear Law during 65th General Conference

The General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency started on 20 September and will last by 24 at the organization’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria. IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi in his speech stressed that nuclear power can significantly help in the fight against climate change. “443 operating reactors in 32 countries and 51 […]