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Development of Information, Legal and Regulatory Basis for a System of the Institutional Control and Stewardship Of Radioactively Contaminated Areas and Radionuclide Ionizing Radiation Sources in the Russian Federation

Tech Area / Field

  • ENV-EHS/Environmental Health and Safety/Environment
  • ENV-MRA/Modelling and Risk Assessment/Environment

Status
3 Approved without Funding

Registration date
28.02.2007

Leading Institute
VNIIKhT (Chemical Technology), Russia, Moscow

Supporting institutes

  • Kurchatov Research Center, Russia, Moscow

Collaborators

  • International Atomic Energy Agency / Agency's Laboratories Seibersdorf, Austria, Vienna\nPacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA, WA, Richland\nBritish Nuclear Fuels Ltd (BNFL), UK, Chesire, Risley Warrington\nForschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit GmbH (GSF), Germany, Neuherberg\nVanderbilt University, USA, TN, Nashville

Project summary

The main goal of the project is working out tools of information and regulatory support to efforts aimed at formation of a system for institutional control of territories contaminated with radionuclides and radioisotope ionizing radiation sources (IRS).

The named objects stand out against a background of a variety of components of the radiation legacy for the fact that they are not always provided with a special guard and are widespread geographically, and this gives rise to the risk of invasion or tampering that may lead to unpredictable irradiation of the population as it was repeatedly noted at a number of international meetings last three years.

Information framework of the institutional control, including local and Internet versions of the radioecological geo-information cadastre of radioactively contaminated sites (in compliance with the data structure of the IAEA Directory of Radioactively Contaminated Sites) and improvement of an acting unified system for the radionuclide ionizing radiation sources control & accounting are supposed to be formed on the basis of the RADLEG-RADINFO radioecological data system www.radinfo.org.ru created in the Russian Federation under the ISTC projects ## 245 and 2097 during 1995-2005.

A Regulatory database to be created during the project will allow to work out the rules and criteria of categorization and principles of taxonomy of territories contaminated due to the Rosatom enterprises operations.

An analytical overview (monograph) of the Russian expertise in the field of environmental restoration of radioactively contaminated territories, including its organizational, legal & regulatory, technical, medical & sanitary, economic and social aspects will be prepared.

Web-site of the project with different levels of user access will be constructed

Basing on the compiled data and analysis of the Russian and foreign regulatory documents, the components of a decision-making support system will be formed in order to determine forms and limits of the long-term institutional control and stewardship.

The development of recommendations for drawing a strategic plan of radioactively contaminated sites environmental remediation and long-term institutional control and stewardship (taking into account the IAEA approaches) in Russia is supposed to be the project’s final stage.

The above listed tasks are topically related to the R&D efforts within the framework of contract between Rosatom and FSUE VNIIChT “Collection, processing and analysis of the inventory making of radioactive substances, radwaste and contaminated sites, state statistic reporting activities”. In 2007-2009 Rosatom will allocate $675 000, incl. $220 000 in 2007 for the contract implementation (see the official letter in Section 12 of the Proposal and its translation).


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