main activities carried out in 1998-2004
Development of legislative and scientific bases on
prevention, response and liquidation of emergency consequences and Chornobyl
accident consequences overcoming.
of Emergencies Report “Ukraine
population and territories protection from emergencies. Annual report of the
1997” was prepared. Annual report of Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine is a
first attempt to generalize and systematize available national information of
civil protection from emergencies of man-made and natural characters. In 1999
the similar report for 1998 was prepared.
measures efficiency concerning Chornobyl accident consequences overcoming,
Ministry of Emergencies Report “Carrying
out the National program of minimisation of consequences of Chornobyl
catastrophe in 1997. Annual report” was prepared. The similar report for
1998 was prepared.
In 1998 the
scientific background of Emergency Classification was developed and Emergency Classification Guide was
prepared by TESEC. On the base of them Resolution of Cabinet of Ministers
from July 15, 1998 №1099 Emergency Classification Guide was adopted and
“Regulation of emergencies classification” was affirmed.
background was developed and Regulation
about unified state system of prevention and response on technological and
natural emergencies was prepared. On the base of them Resolution of
Cabinet of Ministers from August 3, 1998 №1198 “About unified state
system of prevention and response on technological and natural emergencies”
was adopted and “Regulation about unified state system of prevention and
response on technological and natural emergencies USS” was affirmed.
“Conception of program of prevention and
response on emergencies of technological and natural disasters in Ukraine on
1999-2002” was developed. In this conception basic aims and tasks of
State program of USS creation were formulated.
Seminar “Unified State
System of Prevention and Response on Emergencies” was carried out on 10 -
11 November 1998 in Kyiv.
One of the
main activities of TESEC in 1998 was carrying out training of Ministry of Ukraine of Emergencies and Affairs of
Population Protection from the Consequences of Chornobyl Catastrophe stuff to the basis of computer
science and main principals of using “MEP-Inform” in different situations.
specialists had carried out training of Ministry of Emergencies stuff
to the computer science basis.
BISTRO TACIS project BIS/98/030/01 “Concept of the Chornobyl Catastrophe consequences
Minimisation Program for 2000-2005” was
stage of the project operation, the analysis of current situation due to
consequences of the Chemobyl Catastrophe and effectiveness of the implemented
countermeasures were performed. Under results of those analysis, the main
priority areas of the accident consequence minimisation were establised.
First edition of the report was presented to the Ukraine Parliament, Ukraine
Cabinet of Ministries, Ministry of Ukraine of Emergencies and Affairs of
Population Protection from the Consequences of Chornobyl Catastrophe,
Ministry for Environmental Protection and Nuclear Safety of Ukraine, Ministry
of Health Protection etc. Their remarks and suggestions were taking into
account in the next editions of the report. Finally, after long-term
activities and numbers of agreed meetings, the final report was developed.
That report contains consensus assessment of the current situation,
implemented countermeasures effectiveness and priority areas of the
At the next
stage of the project operation, taking into account current situations,
effectiveness of the implemented countermeasures and economic capabilities of
substantive tasks under each priority area were the developed. The concept of
the programme defines the main requirements to the "Programme of
Minimisation of the Consequences of the Chomobyl Accident for 2001-2005 years
and till 2010". The leading scientists and experts, deputies of the
Ukraine Parliament participated in that activity. The final version of the
report on project “Definition of the Priority Areas of the programme of
Minimisation of the Consequences of the Chemobyl Accident and the Development
of the Long-Term Concept of the Programme (2000 - 2005)” have been considered
at a seminar.
On this basis’ National Program of the Chornobyl
Catastrophe Consequences Minimisation for period 2000-2005 and up to 2010’
have been elaborated and approved by Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
September 26, 2001.
with the order of Council of Europe Cabinet of Ministers the report “Risk Assessment of the Consequences of
the Chornobyl Accident and Counter Measure Efficiency" was prepared.
were carried out according to the Item 9.2 Decisions of 652nd meeting – 15
December 1998 of the Committee of Ministers: ASSISTANCE TO VICTIMS OF THE
CHERNOBYL DISASTER (CM/Del/Dec(98)641/9.8, 645/9.3, CM(98)201, GR-E(98)10)
under order EUR-OPA Major Hazards Partial Agreement.
the order of Minister №33p from 6.05.2000, the International seminar “Legislation basis of emergency response.
National Response Planning on Nuclear and Radiation Accidents." had
been carried out on 11-12 May, 2000. Specialists from IAEA, Ministry of
Emergencies, Ministry of Fuel end Energy, National Atomic Energy Generating
Company, NPPs Exploitation Support Institute, State Emergency Technical
Centre, Ministry of Environment, Rivne, Khmelnytskiy, Zaporizhia,
Pivdenno-Ukrains’k, Chornobyl NPPs as well as representatives from Ministry
of Emergency departments in Kyiv, Rivne, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhia and
Khmel’nytskiy regions had participated in the Workshop.
International conference “Fifteen Years after the
Chornobyl Accident. Lessons Learned"
on April 18-20, 2001 in Kyiv, Ukraine
has been carried out .
The world community of scientists and experts,
representatives of Ukraine,
Belarus and Russian Federation
and intergovernmental organizations met to discuss the environmental, medical
and social consequences of the Chornobyl accident, the effectiveness of
countermeasures that have been implemented.
participants from 17 countries of the world and representatives of 12
embassies in Ukraine
had participated in the Conference. Among the participants of the Conference:
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mr. Kenzo Oshima,
Vice-Premier Minister of Republic Belarus Mr. G.V. Novitskiy and Minister of
Emergency Mr. V.P. Astapov, Deputy Minister of Russian Federation in Affairs
of Civil Protection, Emergencies and Liquidation of Disaster Consequences
Mrs. Gerasimova N.V., Head of Delegation of the European Commission in
Ukraine Mr. Andre Vanhaeverbeke, IAEA Deputy Director General Mr. Zigmund
Domaratzki, Executive Secretary of Council of Europe Open Partial Agreement
Mr. Jean-Pierre Massue, UN representative in Ukraine Mr. Duglas Gardner,
representatives of President of Ukraine Administration, Supreme Rada of
Ukraine, members of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, other official persons
and heads of public associations of Ukraine.
At the plenary
meeting on April 18, statements from Ukraine,
Belarus and Russia, the
United Nations Organization, European Commission, Council of Europe,
International Atomic Energy Agency have been presented.
National reports were
presented by representatives of Republic Belarus, Russian
Reports devoted to
problems related with Chornobyl NPP accident consequences were presented by
IAEA Deputy Director General Mr. Zigmund
Executive Secretary of Council of Europe Open
Partial Agreement Mr. Jean-Pierre Massue, Coordinator of UN Chornobyl
programs in Ukraine
Mr. Dushan Zupka, representative of European Commission Mr. Hans Forsstrum.
his main goal and developed the common vision of the international scientific
community with regard to the ecological, medical and social consequences of
the disaster and drawn conclusions and recommendations to use them in
decision making on further mitigation the effects of the Chornobyl catastrophe,
prevention of nuclear and radiation accidents
the protocol №5 of meeting of the Council of Founders of European
Centre of Technological Safety (TESEC), the International Unit of Nuclear and
Technological Disaster Consequences Response Monitoring (IUDM) was created
within the TESEC structure in 2002.
Decree of Ministry of Ukraine of Emergencies and Affairs of Population
Protection from the Consequences of Chornobyl Catastrophe 09.01.2002 the REGULATION "On Provision of
International Monitoring of Disasters Consequences" has been
developed and executed.
study of national regulation on emergency management has been carried out in
Education and research activities
1997-2004 TESEC carries out International
Summer Schools “Post-accidental Radiation Monitoring Techniques”.
School are organized to provide training and experience in:
techniques of post-accidental radiation monitoring;
accidental dose assessment;
decision making in the case of nuclear or radiological accidents.
accident has provided a unique opportunity for research and training on
emergency response and post-accidental radiation monitoring. It is one of
only a few places in the world where effective training and experience in
internal and external dose assessment, sample collection and preparation,
contamination mapping and decision making can be provided in real highly
contaminated area. It is important to expand such experience for development
of post-accident radiation monitoring techniques and decision making in a
case of nuclear or radiation accident.
is designed for emergency workers, decision-makers, graduate students,
university faculty, and scientist interested in emergency preparedness and
response, radiation protection and risk assessment.
exercises in high contaminated areas of the Chornobyl Exclusion
International Summer Schools
have been participated by the representatives from Austria, USA,
Kenya, Brazil, Canada,
Italy, Slovenia and Ukraine.
IAEA Regional Train-the-Trainers Workshops on
Monitoring Strategies and Procedures were carried
out jointly with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the TESEC
training facility during July, 12-17, 1999 in English and July, 19-24, 1999
in Russian. Workshop duration is 6 days. Field exercises were carried out
inside Exclusion Zone. Totally, 41 people have been participated Workshops.
was organised for countries participating in the Regional Technical
Co-operation Project Harmonisation of
National Nuclear Emergency Preparedness. English Workshop have been
participated by the representatives from Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Lithuania, Poland, Romania,
Slovenia Turkey and Ukraine. Russian language Workshop have been participated
by the representatives from Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic,
Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Moldova, Russia, Slovak
Republic and Ukraine.
were carried out in a framework of regional IAEA project RER/9/050
"Harmonisation of National Nuclear Emergency Preparedness", in
accordance to the order of Minister of Emergencies № 152 from 26.05.99
and order of Cabinet of Ministers № 6658/29 from 29.03.99.
Mobile Radiological Laboratories Intercomparison
Measurements MORAL-12 were carried out by
European Centre of Technogenic Safety (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Institute
"Josef Stefan" (Ljubljana, Slovenia) under auspices of IAEA during
period from September 13 to September 18, 1999. Field exercises were carried
out inside Exclusion Zone. There are 75 people have been participated this
Workshop. Totally, there are 19 Mobile Laboratory Teams and 24 Mobile
Laboratory Units were participated Workshop activities.
Mobile laboratory teams from Czech Republic,
Slovenia, Austria, Slovak
Germany, Hungary, France,
In 1999 –2003 the Methods and Procedures for Post-accident Radiation Monitoring
have been developed.
field sampling methods, laboratory gamma spectrometry and in-situ gamma
spectrometry methods, gross alpha and beta measurement methods and radiation
protection of emergency workers. All necessary equipment was determined for
each of them and methods of quality control for each type of equipment were
described. Elaboration of the basic statistic data evaluation methods was the
last step of post-accident monitoring methods elaboration.
and procedures were tested and implemented in real conditions in Chornobyl
exclusion zone during carrying out of Seventh International Summer School on
Post-Accident Radiation Monitoring Techniques (September, 2001).
In 2002 the
International Association for the Promotions and Co-operation with Scientists
from the New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, Brussels (INTAS),
has supported annual summer school.
International Seminar On Comparative Analysis of
Legislation on Risks Management on Hazardous Establishments
Seminar On Comparative Analysis of Legislation on Risks Management on
Hazardous Establishments has been convened on implementation of Resolution on
Euro-Mediterranean Synergy approved by Ministers of the Member-States of the
EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement at their Session on 2-4, October, 2002
(island of Bandol, France), and following the Conclusion of the Meeting of
Directors of specialized Centres of the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement
(Paris, France, 20-21, January, 2003).
with the program of the Seminar the following presentations were made:
Comparative Analysis of
Legislation on Industrial Accidents Management (Speaker: Mr. V.Poyarkov);
Industrial Accidents Management (Speaker: Mr.G.Babaev);
Industrial Accidents Management (Speaker: Mr.S.Badalyan);
Industrial Accidents Management (Speaker: Mr.A.Bantus);
Legislations of States -
Participants of the Commonwealth of Independent States in the Field of Safety
Provision under Emergencies (Speaker: Mr.I.Korneychuk).
Structure of Ukrainian
Legislation on Prevention and Response in Case of Emergencies of
Technological Character (Speaker: Mrs. M.Kushnir, the Ministry of Ukraine of
Emergencies and Affairs of Population Protection from the Consequences of
Comparative Analysis of
Seveso-II Directives and the Ukrainian Legislation of Industrial Disasters
Management (Speaker: Mr.I.Obodovskyy, All-Ukrainian Research Institute of
Civil Protection of Population and Territories against Emergencies of
Technological and Natural Character, the Ministry of Ukraine of Emergencies
and Affairs of Population Protection from the Consequences of Chernobyl
Conclusion of Seminar
1. Taking into
account UN Convention on Industrial Accident Transboundary Effects, UN
Convention on Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment, the Kiev
Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment, Resolution on
Euro-Mediterranean Synergy, participants of the Seminar support proposals of Ukraine on
Procedures of information
exchange about hazardous industrial establishments in the context of
Methods of assessment of
risks and forecasts of possible transboundary effects of industrial accidents
based on comparative analysis of national legislations and the SEVESO-II
European Union Directive.
2. With the
aim of realization of proposals outlined in p. 1 of this Conclusion, the
participants of the Seminar suggest to establish a working group of
representatives of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia (if agrees), Moldova, Russia
and Ukraine for preparation of proposals on an international project
including the following main components:
Comparative analysis of
national legislations on industrial accidents management and the SEVESO-II
Preparation of proposals to
governments on unification of procedures of information exchange about
hazardous industrial establishments in the context of transboundary effects,
methods of assessments of risks and forecasts of possible transboundary
effects of industrial accidents;
Development of abovementioned
unified procedures and methods.
Participants of the Seminar have discussed problems of regional collaboration
and consider regular convening of meetings on regional collaboration within
the framework of the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement as extremely efficient.
of the Seminar have learned with great interest information about comparative
analysis and harmonization of legislations of the CIS countries in the field
of emergencies risk management being accomplished by the Intergovernmental
Council of the CIS Countries on Emergencies Management during last 4 years.
They consider it as useful one for work accomplished by EUR-OPA Major Hazards
Agreement on legislation comparative analysis in the field of natural and
technological disaster management.
Participants of the Seminar consider establishment of regional (training in
Russian) training centre for advanced training of specialists on
international legislative regulation in the field of emergencies management
as extremely useful.
Participants of the Seminar consider a regional meeting as an efficient tool
for development of programs for diminishing of transboundary risks.
Participants of the Seminar wouldlike to ask the Secretariat of the EUR-OPA
Major Hazards Agreement for assistance in realization of proposals made by
The international workshop on the strengthening of
international co-operation with using of Chernobyl experimental sites (polygons)
have been carried out in 2003.
in the workshop were:
leaders of Ministry of
Ukraine of Emergencies and Affairs of Population Protection from the
Consequences of Chernobyl Catastrophe ,
representative of the
scientists from the Institute
for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety
scientists from the Institute
of Reactor Safety (GRS), Germany,
key Ukrainian scientists.
The participants of the
workshop agreed on the interest to continue international co-operation using Chernobyl experimental
sites (polygons). The results of this co-operation have to be beneficial for
the radiation protection of the Ukrainian population and useful for the
international scientific community.
The participants have drawn
up a list of PROPOSAL FOR PROJECTS of Franco-German-Ukrainian co-operation in
the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (attached), which will be presented to French,
German, and Ukrainian officials for opinion, and European Commission for
The participants apply to the
European Commission, National Authorities and International organization for
funding of the presented PROPOSAL FOR PROJECTS of Franco-German-Ukrainian
co-operation in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
"Effects on the environment and on the civil population by the stocking
of chemical weapons
and recommendation for measures for protection against these
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in the Recommendation 1571
(2002) "REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL
RISKS BY DESTROYING CHEMICAL WEAPONS" underlines the threat posed by
stockpiles of old chemical weapons and by unexploded munitions abandoned in
all war zones.
or accidental release of toxic combat substances into the biosphere would have
tragic consequences both for human life and health and for the environment.
concern is about possible damage to the marine environment and to the food
chain resulting from chemical weapons (CW) have been dumped at sea,
especially those dumped in the North Sea and the Baltic at or after the end
of the World War II.
recommends that the Committee of Ministers include in its work programme, in
particular in the work programme of the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement, the
monitoring of issues relating to the environmental consequences of
stockpiling chemical weapons.
of Permanent Correspondents of EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement instructed its
European Centre of Technological Safety (TESEC) to prepare a report on how
the environment is affected by the stocks of chemical weapons and the
measures to be drawn up to protect the civil population against these risks.
The report has
been prepared in 2003 by an international team of experts
have been presented on the MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE OF PERMANENT
CORRESPONDENTS (Paris, Council of Europe Office 21-22 October 2003)