Taking into account the special working conditions during the COVID-19 lockdown we considered important to assess any possible impact on radiation protection and radiation safety. To this purpose, we conducted a survey from 11 to 19 of June 2020.
EEAE publishes the outline of the inspection programme for ionizing radiation practices and the main findings from their implementation in 2019.
EEAE currently opts for remote inspections, aiming at ensuring the health safety of the people involved and the continuity of the regulatory control.
The Network of Collaborating Laboratories completed a set of laboratory measurements in air filters collected in Athens and Thessaloniki from 4 to 20 April 2020, to verify if atmospheric dispersion resulted in any detectable traces of Cs-137 from the forest fire in the area of Chernobyl, Ukraine.
Following previous announcement regarding the radiological aspects of the situation in Ukraine, close to Chernobyl nuclear power plant, reported from April 4 to 14, 2020, it is announced that in Greece no increase of radiation has been detected and no findings of radiological significance are expected.
The Greek Atomic Energy Commission (EEAE) was informed earlier today through the IAEA early notification system about the radiological aspects of the situation in Ukraine in relation with the forest fire reported on April 4, 2020 close to Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
Following the governmental announcements about COVID-19, we inform you that we have taken the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our staff and the public.
EEAE presents the national report under the Convention on Nuclear Safety, submitted as required in the context of the 8th review meeting to be held in the spring of 2020.