Representatives of the Nuclear Society and the youth organization of Hungarian atomic scientists visited the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the exclusion zone. Members of the delegation were representatives of industry profile institutions, scientific research institutes and specialists of the Hungarian NPP Paks.
The excursion was held on June 19, 2017 within the framework of the Memorandum of Cooperation between UkrNS and the Hungarian Nuclear Society, the main objective of which is to promote scientific and technical cooperation between partner societies.
The participants of the trip visited the city of Pripyat, the industrial site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the observation platform of the arch (new safe confinement), and also had the opportunity to visit the block control panel of the power unit No. 1 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. After the tour, a round table was organized with the participation of representatives of the Ukrainian Nuclear Society and the leadership of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. During the discussion, participants discussed issues of the state and concept of decommissioning of the ChNPP power units, decontamination of the city of Pripyat and educational aspects of the Chernobyl disaster experience in training personnel for nuclear power in Ukraine and the world.
After completion of the visit, the participants, having passed the dosimetric control at the checkpoint Dityatki, returned to the capital. Members of the delegation of the Hungarian Nuclear Society used individual accumulative dosimeters during the trip, which, incidentally, did not show an excess of the values of the natural radiation load at the end of the excursion. "The indicators of our dosimeters are the best confirmation of the successful work of the personnel of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and of all international contractors for the construction of confinement, decommissioning and liquidation of the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster as a whole," said Marina Suchan, member of the board of the Hungarian Nuclear Society.