The exercise, the first time such scenario is exercised on such a large and international scale. ConvEx-3 exercises are conducted every three to five years and have, until now, always been based on an accident at a nuclear power plant. The scenario this year is different: a dirty bomb explosion with threats of radiological pollution and transboundary transfer of radioactive substances.
Nationally they will rely on established national plans and procedures and internationally on/or their bilateral agreements and on the IAEA Operations Manual for Incident and Emergency Communication, on the IAEA web based Unified System for Information Exchange in Incidents and Emergency and on the “Joint Radiation Emergency Management Plan of the International Organizations”(further - IAEA’s Incident and Emergency System ).
The IAEA’s specific objectives for the exercise are
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The scenario of exercise was developed by the Moroccan National Exercise Committee. The international dimension of the exercise was coordinated by the Working Group on Coordinated International Exercises as part of the Inter-Agency Committee on Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies (IACRNE).
From the Ukraine will participate in study State of Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine and State Emergency Service of Ukraine, who perform certain duties under Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident and Convention on Assistance in Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency.
Exercise will be conducted with partial activation Emergency Information Center of Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of