The joint interagency emergency training was carried out at the Zaporizhzhya NPP site on 25-26 May 2011. The training was held in the framework of the “Action Plan on In-depth Targeted Safety Assessment and Safety Improvement of Ukrainian NPPs with due consideration of the accident at the NPP Fukushima-1” (national analog of “stress-tests” proposed by the Western European Nuclear Regulators' Association (WENRA) adopted by the SNRIU Board meeting on 19 May 2011. During the training the following actions were realized:
· NPP staff activities on elimination of simulated radiation accident and mitigation of its consequences;![endif]>![if>
· Communications with the SNRIU, Ministry for Emergencies of Ukraine, regional and local executive authorities, and mass media. ![endif]>![if>
However, it should be noted that the purposeful inspection of emergency preparedness at NPPs is a part of the “Action Plan on In-depth Targeted Safety Assessment and Safety Improvement of Ukrainian NPPs with due consideration of the accident at the NPP
The SNRIU Information and Emergency Center (IEC) was activated for the period of emergency training. The process of emergency training was monitored by the SNRIU on-site inspectors directly at ZNPP site.
During the emergency training, the SNRIU practised the following actions:
· real-time notification and periodical informing of the Cabinet of Ministers and Ministry for Emergencies of Ukraine; ![endif]>![if>
· international exchange of information in accordance with the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident and appropriate bilateral agreements with other countries. ![endif]>![if>
IEC staff performed continuous exchange of information with the emergency center of the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company “Energoatom” and Zaporizhzhya NPP, analysis of data obtained, prediction of the accident progression, and preparation of on-line reports to the IAEA and mass media.
On the basis of the emergency training results the SNRIU will develop additional requirements for improving the emergency preparedness systems both the regulatory body and the operating organization. Also the ZNPP emergency training results will be considered during determination of the objective and term for additional targeted state-level emergency training as foreseen by the “Action Plan on In-depth Targeted Safety Assessment and Safety Improvement of Ukrainian NPPs with due consideration of the accident at the NPP Fukushima-1”.