MEENAS Webinar: Current situation in Ukrainian nuclear industry - in Chornobyl and Zaporizhzhya NPPs and Charkiv neutron source facility
MEENAS, the Consortium of European Radiation Protection Research Platforms MEENAS (MELODI, EURADOS, EURAMED, NERIS, ALLIANCE, SHARE) presents its first joint webinar on
"Current situation in Ukrainian nuclear industry - in Chornobyl and Zaporizhzhya NPPs and Charkiv neutron source facility"
held by Olena Pareniuk, Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Friday, April 8th, 2022 · 13:00 CEST
Ukraine is the European country with a strong nuclear industry. It has 15 units on 4 commercial nuclear power plants, uranium mining and processing industry, nuclear research facilities and, of course, Chornobyl NPP, surrounded by the exclusion zone. On February, 24th Russia started a full-scale invasion on the territory of Ukraine, using the exclusion zone as one of the penetration points, completely ignoring all radiation safety measures. On March, 4th Russian troops used tanks to shoot the 1st unit of Zaporizhzhya NPP, operating commercial NPP, the biggest in Europe.
In the proposed lecture will be given a short outline of the events in the nuclear industry in Ukraine, with the respect of the ongoing russian aggression.
Olena Pareniuk (olena [dot] pareniuk [at] gmail [dot] com (Email)) is a senior researcher in the Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Associated professor of National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. Her studies radiation microbiology, focusing on the bacterial diversity of radionuclide contaminated soil of Chornobyl and Fukushima exclusion zones, as well as bacterial inhabitants of corium in the destroyed units of both NPPs. She obtained her PhD in 2013 from the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine and spent two years in the postdoc fellowship in Japan, in the Institute of Environmental Radioactivity of Fukushima University. She is a main project researcher of several projects focusing on biodiversity of fuel-containing materials and approaches to dosimetry of bacteria in the environment.