The memorandum of cooperation is signed between Chornobyl Research and Development Institute and SAUEZM

Chornobyl Research and Development Institute and the State Agency of Ukraine for the Exclusion Zone Management (SAUEZM) have signed a memorandum of cooperation.

With this document the state authority, which is responsible for the management of the exclusion zone, as well as for the management of radioactive waste, spent nuclear fuel, sources of ionizing radiation, and radiation safety of the population, recognizes the professionalism and competence of the specialist of Chornobyl Research and Development Institute as an advisory and analytical partner for the implementation of joint projects.

The Institute will be actively involved in programs to create a geological repository for radioactive waste disposal, assessment of the state of nuclear and radiation safety of facilities, as well as analysis of technologies that are used or will be used in the nuclear waste management.

Together with SAUEZM it is planned to develop projects for the restoration of radiation-contaminated areas and their development through investment projects in the field of renewable energy.

The Institute will also assist the State Agency with Information Materials and organize information campaigns on nuclear safety, management of ionizing radiation sources and radiation waste, will carry out environmental monitoring of the Zone and evaluate the implementation of programs to protect the environment from the consequences of the Chornobyl accident.

Our Institute has been monitoring the situation in the Zone for many years, developing programs for the territories there. We have been professionally involved in nuclear and radiation safety for many years. Our specialists were involved in projects to eliminate the historic nuclear repositories "Vakulenchuk" of Zhytomyr region and "Tsybuleve" of Kirovohrad region. That is why we have extensive experience in implementing projects important for the country’s nuclear safety and strive to make cooperation with SAUEZM systematic, ”said Vitalii Demianiuk, a member of the Supervisory Board of the Chornobyl Research and Development Institute.