On November 15-16, 2023, at one of the Ukrainian NPPs, the SNRIU together with the SE "NNEGC "Energoatom" conducted a plant-wide emergency exercise to check and practice actions according to the NPP Emergency Plan.
The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine activated the Information and emergency center with the involvement of representatives of the central office of the SNRIU, the Nuclear Safety Inspectorate at NPP and experts of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety.
During the training, the SNRIU worked out the implementation of its tasks and the exchange of information within the framework of the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident and the relevant bilateral agreements using the IAEA information system for the exchange of information on incidents and emergencies USIE, prepared information messages and checked communication systems with other participants.
Experts of the Information and emergency center analyzed operational data on the state of nuclear installations and simulated the development of events at the site of a conditionally emergency nuclear power plant, in particular predicted the directions and distances of the spread of potential radioactive contamination according to real weather conditions and using the European decision support model RODOS.
As observers, IAEA experts joined the exercise, who from the beginning of 2023, at the invitation of the Government of Ukraine, are at the sites of all Ukrainian nuclear power plants. Experts who directly observed the exercise noted the professional training of personnel and the appropriate level of organization of exercises with appropriate communication at the local, state and international levels, including the IAEA Emergency Center.
Emergency training is an important tool for checking the state of emergency readiness of licensees and improving the interaction of response participants within the framework of the Unified State Civil Protection System.