expert and analytical support to SNRIU in radiation safety, management of spent nuclear fuel, radioactive waste, radiation sources, uranium mining and milling plants, decommissioning of nuclear facilities;
research and development on a wide range of issues related to radiation protection, management of spent nuclear fuel, radioactive waste, radiation sources, uranium mining and milling plants, and decommissioning under national and international projects;
improvement of regulatory and legal framework on nuclear and radiation safety, development of guidelines and methodologies;
coordination of scientific and technical activities and information support to SSTC NRS.
nuclear power plants;
research reactors and nuclear subcritical facility;
Shelter: from sarcophagus to new safe confinement;
storage facilities for spent nuclear fuel;
radioactive waste management facilities;
radiation sources used in medicine, industry, research, etc.;
uranium mining and milling plants.
participation in state reviews on nuclear and radiation safety in respective areas upon SNRIU request;
participation in development of regulatory documents on nuclear and radiation safety considering EU directives, IAEA standards and WENRA reference levels;
expert and scientific support for transformation of the Shelter into an environmentally safe system, licensing of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste management facilities, uranium mining and milling plants, radiation sources;
participation in preparation of emergency exercises for experts on radiation consequences at SNRIU emergency center;
participation in preparation and conduct of inspections and tests at respective nuclear facilities;
radiation surveys using the RanidSONNI radiation reconnaissance vehicle;
development of computer algorithms and software for prompt assessment of radiation consequences of NPP accidents, identification of required measures to prevent accident exposure of the public living in the NPP observation area;
methodological and organizational assistance and support of scientific, technical and expert activities of SSTC NRS;
information support of SSTC NRS activities (maintain web-site, prepare analytical and information references and annual reports on SSTC NRS activity);
participation in development of SSTC NRS strategic and annual action plans;
development of scientific papers in respective areas and issue of the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Journal and other printed material (articles, monographs, scientific literature, etc.);
participation in national and international scientific conferences and topical workshops.
The Unit’s scientific potential and software allow solution of a wide range of NPP radiation safety issues, management of radiation sources, spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste, uranium mining and milling plants, decommissioning, including expert and scientific efforts, development of computer algorithms and improvement of available methodologies.