From November 2018 till February 2019, experts of the “Ukratominstruments” corporation, consortium experts, within the framework of implementation of Task 1-2 of the EC Project U4.01/14C “Comprehensive Safety Assessment of Radioactive Waste Management Sites operated by State Corporation “Ukrainian State Association ‘Radon’ and Design of Remediation for Specific Facilities”, carried out the visits to separate RAW management facilities that are part of the State Corporation” Ukrainian State Association “Radon” (hereinafter – the SC “Ukr SA “Radon”), which is the End User of the contract for the provision of EU international technical assistance services. Visits are carried out on the each single site of radwaste management of Ukraine, namely:
– SSE Kharkiv SISP
– SSE Dnipro SISP
– SSE Odessa SISP
– SSE Kyiv SISP
Purpose of visit: familiarization with the key features of the existing situation on the radioactive waste management on the SISP’s sites in order to summarize the results and verify the adequacy of the data and documents available, make recommendations and conclusions on the measures that are to be implemented to the extent priority, as well as – to conduct preliminary analysis of uncertainties and their impact on future safety assessments and development of standard technical solutions within the project.
The attention of specialists in particular was focused on the study of:
– Engineering-geological characteristics of problematic RAW sites
– Physical-geographical characteristics of the territory
– Particularities of the use of land resources located in the sanitary protection zone
– Demographic data of the nearest settlements
– Technical condition of the Liquid Radioactive Waste (LRW) storages Solid Radioactive Waste (SRW) storages, and other facilities of the Radon SISP
– Nuclide condition of radioactive waste storages
– Basic technological processes
as well as obtaining general information about problematic RW sites.
The next step in conducting research and development works under the project by the consortium specialists will be the visit of the SSE Lviv SISP, which is scheduled for March 2019.
Therefore, the priorities for all project participants will be implemented in full. In its turn, this will ensure a gradual transition to the implementation of the following, no less important Project Objectives, namely, the Comprehensive Safety Assessment and the development of a Standardized Project Technical Solution.
FYI: the overall objective of this international technical assistance project is to implement comprehensive safety assessments for five specialized facilities of the State Corporation “Ukrainian State Association ‘Radon’ and to develop measures for rehabilitation and remediation for problematic storages.