17 to 23 June annual Summer School "Post-Accident Radiation Monitoring Techniques" was held.
At the training facility in Glebovka, participants from 5 countries have mastered modern methods and techniques for conducting radiation monitoring after a nuclear accident.
Theoretical part includes overveiw of emergency monitoring and gamma-spectrometry, include methods, sampling and instruments.
Students had practical drill of personal protection, contamination monitoring and decontamination technique.
All the subtleties and possible mistakes in these exercises were explained by an experienced instructors.
Participants mastered in-situ measurement and sampling methods and techniques.
All student were allowed to work with different equipment, collect and evaluate data of samples.
Soil sampling in protection clothes - good practice before in-field training at exclusion zone.
"Safety first" - the main rule for all, who going to visit contamination zone.
As traditional part of course students visited Chernobyl city and some abandoned villages in Zone.
Summit of training is practical workshop in Chernobyl exclusion zone.
Collecting data and apply all knowledge in “real” conditions.
Practical task is the best opportunity to realize what action should be done during different phases of the accident.
Chernobyl NPP an eternal reminder of the importance of the gained knowledge.
Excursions to Pripyat obligatory part of the course.
Impressive abandoned city and the opportunity to use equipment to detect "hot spots"
Data evaluation of dose rate and contamination survey.
Main aspects of decision-making based on the collected data.
Finally, 5 days of hard work end with certificates and real "team" feelling.
Kyiv city worth to see! Walking excursion around historical part for good mood and good memories!