## Директор Інституту проблем безпеки атомних електростанцій НАН України академік Анатолій Носовський дав інтерв’ю журналу Science

У статті в журналі Science директор Інституту проблем безпеки атомних електростанцій НАН України | Інститут проблем безпеки атомних електростанцій НАН України| академік Анатолій Носовський прокоментував ситуацію на Чорнобильській атомній електростанції.       Він розповів про можливість радіаційної аварії на ЧАЕС під час знеструмлення, а також про зникнення з лабораторії радіаційного моніторингу радіоактивних ізотопів, які можна змішати зі звичайними вибуховими речовинами, щоб утворити «брудну бомбу», що поширить забруднення на велику територію.      Insecure radioactive materials are the latest worry as Russia continues occupation of infamous nuclear reservation…

## Scientific session of the General Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

On February 17, 2022, a scientific session of the General Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was held to consider the problems of forming and implementing a model for the development of low-carbon economy in Ukraine.      The event heard and discussed reports of experts from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine on the prospects of low-carbon economy in Ukraine, ways to transform the integrated energy system of Ukraine into an intelligent and ecologically safe system, directions of hydrogen research, its prospects and…

## Participation of the ISP NPP specialists in the work of the Commission on CSFSF commissioning

On February 16, 2022, within the work of the Commission on the Centralized spent fuel storage facility commissioning, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine conducted inspection of systems and elements important for the safety, as well as main technological processes of reloading and transportation of containers with spent nuclear fuel, tested control of the radiation safety and radiation protection, compliance with requirements to the physical protection. Specialists of the Institute for Safety Problems of NPP of the NAS of Ukraine, who conduct scientific and technical maintenance at…

## Visit to the University of Bristol

Scientists of the Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants of the NAS of Ukraine visited the University of Bristol (Great Britain) on January 24-28, 2022. Besides the ISP NPP scientists, the delegation included specialists of the SSE ChNPP and State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management.       The aim of the visit was to consider results of researches conducted by the ISP NPP scientists, Chornobyl NPP staff and University of Bristol at the Chornobyl NPP site in previous years. The effectiveness of application…

## The Shelter object is 35 years

The construction of the protective shell over the destroyed nuclear reactor of the 4th power unit of the Chornobyl NPP become a milestone in the history of the accident consequences elimination. In 1986, dozens of thousands of engineers, builders, scientists and soldiers worked in the extremely harsh radiation conditions near the reactor debris. Overcoming the difficulties, liquidators managed to place hundreds of thousands cubic meters of concrete and dozens of thousands of tons of metal into the destroyed structures of the power unit and construct the Shelter object…

## Publication of the article «Correlation between chemical composition and 90Sr concentrations in groundwater of the Chornobyl NPP industrial site»

The scientific article “Correlation between chemical composition and 90Sr concentrations in groundwater of the Chornobyl NPP industrial site” prepared by scientists of the Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was accepted for publication in the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity.      The Journal of Environmental Radioactivity provides an opportunity for international publication of original research or review articles describing any aspect of the occurrence of radioactivity in the natural environment. The journal is indexed in the following systems:…

## Determination of background of radionuclide contaminations of the Central Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility site

Scientists of the Institute for Safety Problems of NPP of the NAS of Ukraine are carrying out studies to determine background radionuclide contamination of the Central spent nuclear fuel storage facility (CSNFSF) site. The work is conducted within the framework of the contract “Performance of work on the scientific and technical support at the stages of construction and commissioning of the CSNFSF”. During the field studies, sampling of objects of the environment were carried out for the assessment of radiation situation parameters at the site, in the sanitary-protective…

## First containers for long-term storage of the spent nuclear fuel are constructed at the CSFSF site

Specialists of the Institute for Safety Problems of NPP of the NAS of Ukraine provide scientific and technical support at the stages of construction and commissioning of the Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility (CSFSF) of VVER-type reactors of the national nuclear power plants under construction in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone.      One of the important tasks of scientists is to provide scientific support and supervision when constructing HI-STORM containers for long-term storage of the spent nuclear fuel. Scientists of the Institute carried out the following set of…

## Videoconference on Fukushima NPP post-accident problems

The Fifth Meeting of Programme Review Group (PRG) of OECD/NEA (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development / Nuclear Energy Agency) ARC-F Project was held on July 5–7, 2021, via the ZOOM videoconference, arranged by the JAEA (Japan Atomic Energy Agency) and NEA. The partners of PreADES (Preparatory Study on Analysis of Fuel Debris) project were invited to join the whole part of ARC-F (Analysis of Information from Reactor Buildings and Containment Vessels of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant) PRG meeting. The work had been started daily at…

## Report Presentation at the Geoinformatics 2021 Conference

From May 10 to 14, 2021, a conference organized by the European Association of Geologists and Engineers (EAGE) and the All-Ukrainian Association of Geoinformatics (AUAG) took place in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was the jubilee XX International Conference “Geoinformatics: theoretical and applied aspects”. Because of quarantine conference was held online.      Scientists I. O. Kovalenko, M. I. Panasyuk, N. V. Sosonna from the Institute for safety problems of NPP of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukrainehave taken part at the Conference GEOINFORMATICS-2021.      The conference had…

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