OPERATIONAL RADIATION PROTECTION AT THE KIEV’S RESEARCH REACTOR WWR-M

Yuri Lobach, Igor Khomich, Yuri Nesteruk, Valery Shevel

Abstract


The research reactor WWR-M is in operation more than 50 years; at the same time the reactor technical condition allows its further safe operation in the case of upgrading of some systems and elements. The basic objective of the reactor modernization implies future utilization complying with the nuclear and radiation safety requirements. The radiation protection system is the subject of such modernization. An overview of the technical and organizational measures aimed on the radiation protection of staff and population at the reactor routine operation is presented.

Keywords


reactor safety; radiological protection; external monitoring

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