During times of war, licensees of nuclear and radiation technology facilities may be unable to meet regulatory safety requirements designed for peacetime. This challenge has arisen in Ukraine, particularly within the radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel management facilities located in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone and units of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant under decommissioning. Regulating the safety of facilities with nuclear and radiation technologies during wartime is an unprecedented task.
In an upcoming workshop, representatives from the Ukraine's nuclear regulatory body (SNRIU) and its Technical Support Organization (SSTC NRS), will share their experiences regarding :
1. Maintaining Safety Principles and Provisions in Wartime Conditions
2. Handling Licensing Matters During and After Liberation by the Hostilities
3. Lessons Learned from Emergency Preparedness and Response in Wartime Conditions
The presentations will be followed by a session where participants can ask questions and discuss these topics. The feedback and discussions from workshop participants will be beneficial for the future work of the Ukrainian regulator and its Technical Support Organization.
October 16th, 2023