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23 Oct
DSP/SSE (THE STATE SPECIALIZED ENTERPRISE) “CHORNOBYL SPECIALIZED INTEGRATED PLANT” RECEIVED HOST MODULE SOFTWARE FOR RADIATION EXPOSURE DOSE ESTIMATES
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This was due to the implementation of the project “Analysis of environmental risks in the exclusion zone on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border” with the support of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the international initiative “Environment and Security” (ENVSEC).

Presentation and the official hand over of the host module software for radiation exposure dose estimates got by fire-fighters while extinguishing wildland fires in the exclusion zone was held on a jointworking visit to the exclusion zone of Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine - Chief of Staff Svetlana Kolomiets and representatives of the OSCE: senior national staff member of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine Yerlih Jeffry, national staff member of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine Tamara Kutonova.

Svitlana Kolomiets expressed gratitude to representatives of the OSCE for the assistance and said that now with the module, provided the watch officer input data on the detection time of fire, complex fire risk index in terms of the weather, maximum wind speed and precise location, you can get the information on the fire type, names of two next forest fire stations and the anticipated dose of external and internal exposure for each hour of fire extinguishing. This will make it possible to calculate the allowable time spent by the fire-fighting personnel while extinguishing the fire taking into account the existing radiation safety standards.

Deputy Minister also visited a specially equipped shallow ground repository of solid radioactive waste of “Vektor” industrial complex; she was accompanied by Director General of DK UkrDo “Radon” / the State Corporation “Ukrainian State Association “Radon” - Director of DSP “TSPPRV” / the State Specialized Enterprise “Central Enterprise on Radioactive Waste Management” Valentyn Melnychenko, who familiarized the visitors with the peculiarities of the repository operation.

Note: Module for radiation exposure dose estimates got by fire-fighters while extinguishing wildland fires in the exclusion zone was presented in May 29, 2015 in the office of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine. The module developers (the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Institute of Agricultural Radiology of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine), representatives of the SSE “Chornobyl Specialized Integrated Plant” and the Ukrainian Research Institute of Civil Protection participated in the presentation.

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