XII International Nuclear Forum “Safety of Nuclear Technologies” took place in Saint Petersburg

The Saint Petersburg branch of Rosatom Central Institute for Continuing Education and Training ”Rosatom Technical Academy” hosted the XII International Nuclear Forum “Safety of Nuclear Technologies”. The main Forum’s topic for 2017 was Emergency Preparedness and Response.

The Forum proceedings started on September 11, while the official opening took place on September 12, whereafter the participants started work in the plenary session. Within the plenary session on September 12, considerable attention was devoted to the issues related to the requirements of the Federal Safety Regulations and international cooperation in the field of emergency preparedness, as well as to the issues of nuclear terrorism prevention and suppression of acts of nuclear terrorism, and etc.

Within the plenary session on September 12, considerable attention was devoted to the issues related to the requirements of the Federal Safety Regulations and international cooperation in the field of emergency preparedness, as well as to the issues of nuclear terrorism prevention and suppression of acts of nuclear terrorism, and etc.

The agenda was devoted to the topics of communication in crisis situations, public relations in case of a nuclear or radiological accident, radiation protection of public and personnel.

September 14 was designated to the master class for the participants on psychological aspects or works arrangement in an emergency zone and large-scale demonstration exercise on the territory of the training facility of EMERCOM. In the course of demonstration exercise the actions of emergency and rescue forces of the State Corporation “Rosatom” and FSUE Scientific and Research Institute for Industrial and Naval Medicine of the Federal Bio-Medical Agency was demonstrated in conditions of various radiological emergencies.

The issues of emergency preparedness play the important role in the system of nuclear industry safety, since consequences of any nuclear or radiation emergency rapidly grow into the problem of regional and global concern. There is a necessity in the proven procedure for urgent alert, share of information, rendering assistance, as well as effective emergency response; the international legal framework and national emergency management systems developed in compliance with the international codes and standards are also of high importance.

Representatives of 11 countries and more than 50 nuclear-related organizations gathered together in the Saint Petersburg branch of the “Rosatom Technical Academy” to discuss the above-mentioned issues, and the ways for development and enhancement of the emergency preparedness and response system.

 

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