On May 16-18, 2017 PPD assoc. prof. Tatyana Stefanovska participated in the first International workshop NSC 2017 “From Destroyed unit #4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant to the new safe confinement”. The workshop was held at the Institute of Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants in Kyiv, Ukraine.
The event was organized in the frame of the NATO Science for Peace and Security project SfP-984906 “Redefined Chernobyl confinement model- assisting Ukraine in managing the radioactive dust disturbances and leaks and protection their workers, 2014-2017”. Project web: http://www.nsc.org.ua/nato-science-for-peace-984906.
Dr.Susanne Michaelis from the Energy Security Section, Emerging Security Challenges Division at NATO participated in the workshop. In the introductory speech Dr.Susanne Michaelis emphasized that Nations should not neglect the environmental protection&environmental security during selection process of SPS projects.
Assoc. prof. Tatyana Stefanovska discussed with Dr.Susanne Michaelis several issues regarding G4687 implementation. Dr. Susanne Michaelis gave the useful suggestions about management of the project. That was agreed that NDP and PPD of G4687 prof. Valentina Pidlisnyuk and assoc. prof. Tatyana Stefanovska would visit the NATO headquarter shortly.
The group of scientists from Japan Atomic Energy Agency and Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University attended the workshop. Associate prof. Tatyana Stefanovska shared the information about objectives and achievements of G4687 project with Professor Nabuaki Sato, assoc. prof. Shigeru Ueda, Dr. Kazuki Iijima, and Mr.Tadahiro Washiya. During the short discussion the knowledge exchange and research networking was agreed. The possibility of transferring phytotechnology to be developed at G4687 to another type of polluted sites was discussed as well.
The potential for future cooperation was explored during meeting of assoc. prof. Stefanovska with Dr. Oleg Nesvit, Division of Energy and Technical security, National institute of Strategic Studies and Dr. Pavlo Krukovskyi, Head of the Radiation Safety Department at the Institute for Safety Problems of the Nuclear Power plants, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.