On 15 March 2017, an advisory meeting with Jacques Repussard, European Commission expert and Scientific Advisor of the Director General of the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), was held at the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) to discuss the extension of cooperation between Ukraine and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom).
We are pleased to announce that Mykhailo Yastrebenetsky, chief researcher of the SSTC NRS Kharkiv subsidiary, was appointed president of the international organization Gnedenko e-Forum International Group on Reliability. Before that, he held a position of vice president of the organization.
The delegation of Ukrainian experts participated in the workshop devoted to the Ukrainian and Turkish cooperation on education in the sphere of nuclear energy and safety, which was conducted in the Ankara University Institute of Nuclear Science (Turkey).
Independent experts of the European Commission (EC) are interested in the cooperation with Ukraine on nuclear research and they will involve Ukrainian experts into the Joint European Program for Radioactive Waste Management. This was the issue of the working meeting of Hans Forsstrom, Senior Adviser of the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB), with representatives of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS), Energoatom Company and Institute of Environmental Geochemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
On 14 February, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine conducted press conference on the completion of NATO Pilot Project on Disposal of Radioactive Waste stored in Vakulenchuk disposal facility in the Zhytomyr Oblast.
This was reported by Oleksandra Slepchenko, representative of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS), during the ceremony dedicated to the completion of the pilot NATO project on retrieval of radioactive waste generated from the implementation of USSR military programs. The event was held in the Zhytomyr Oblast on the territory of former Vakulenchuk disposal facility.