On Monday, 28 October, increased radiation background was observed in one of the Central Geophysical Observatory buildings located at 39 Nauka Avenue.
In this regard, we inform that the increased radiation background has nothing to do with operation of the nuclear research reactor located at the Nuclear Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and any information about this is false.
The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU), Western partners and the public have managed to reach agreements according to which the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine returned independence to the Ukrainian regulatory body. The relevant resolution “Some Issues of the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection in Ukraine” has been adopted today at the meeting of the Government.
Information on the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to subordinate the SNRIU to the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine (Cabinet Resolution No. 879 dated 20 October 2019) has been widely disseminated.