The delegation of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine participates in the international workshop “Radiological protection during armed conflict: Improving regulatory resilience and operational applications”, which is organized by the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) and The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and takes place in Oslo (Norway).
During the seminar, the head of the Ukrainian delegation, Acting SNRIU Chairman, Chief State Inspector for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of Ukraine Oleh Korikov, informed about the state of nuclear and radiation safety and security in Ukraine, the implementation of non-proliferation guarantees by Ukraine under martial law.
He described in detail the violation of safety principles and requirements at the Zaporizhzhya NPP occupied by russian troops, the main risks and threats to nuclear and radiation safety at ZNPP and at other nuclear facilities and facilities for the use of nuclear energy in Ukraine located in de-occupied territories and in temporarily uncontrolled territories of Ukraine.
Oleh Korikov also reported on the regulatory decisions of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine, adopted in order to minimize the consequences of the occupation of Zaporizhzhya NPP by the russian federation and plans to restore the safety of Zaporizhzhya NPP after its de-occupation.
In turn, the Director of the Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Management Department - Deputy Chief State Inspector on Nuclear and Radiation Safety of Ukraine Nataliia Rybalka informed international colleagues about the main security consequences of hostilities and temporary occupation for nuclear energy facilities in Ukraine, including the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the exclusion zone, the unique Ukrainian experience of restoring state regulatory control and restoring the safe operation of nuclear installations and other facilities after the temporary occupation.
In their speeches, representatives of the Ukrainian delegation emphasized the important role of the international community both in matters of diplomatic support to Ukraine and in providing priority assistance to improve nuclear and radiation safety in our country.