The first Phase of the Radiation Survey of the De-occupied Territories of Kyiv Region

In July SSTC NRS experts completed the first phase of the radiation survey of the de-occupied territories of Kyiv region.

During the month the Bucha town territory (northern part of the city), Vorzel, the village of Gostomel (residential quarter Pokrovskyi) and the villages of Ozera and Moschun, as well as the Ivankivsk local community (the village of Ivankov, Babyntsi, the villages of Rudnya-Shpilivska, Shpyli, Bilyy Bereg, Rozvazhniv, Stanyshivka, Sukachi) were surveyed.

n total, during the measurements conducted during the first phase of the project 64 apartments, 105 private estates and adjoining territories, 330 km roads, streets, 20 parks and squares, above 400 household items; military items were surveyed.

Based on the survey results, no radioactive contamination of facilities, premises and areas, which could be associated with the activities of the occupiers was detected. No increase in the ambient equivalent dose of gamma radiation (exposure dose rate) was recorded in the surveyed territories. EDR values ​​obtained during gamma monitoring using the mobile laboratory equipment and portable equipment were up to 0.22 μSv/h, which corresponds to the natural background values ​​typical for the area. 

The project was implemented by the SSTC NRS experts in the framework of cooperation between the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) and State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SSTC NRS).