The Chernobyl disaster requires consequences
The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine hosted a meeting of an interagency working group and a round table on the drafting of the Strategy for Overcoming the Consequences of the Chornobyl Catastrophe and Revitalizing the Territories. The meeting was chaired by the Head of the State Agency of Ukraine for the Management of the Exclusion Zone of Vitaliy Petruk with the participation of the Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Viktor Vakarash, representatives of relevant ministries, departments and scientists.
According to the Head of the State Agency of Ukraine for the Management of the Exclusion Zone Vitaliy Petruk, the Strategy aims to ensure the radiological protection and safety of present and future generations in all territories that have been contaminated with radioactive materials of Chernobyl origin, development of economic activity in the exclusion zone and unconditional safety , the return of the population of the Chernobyl territories to normal living conditions and the transition to sustainable development.
It is worth noting that the causes, consequences and lessons of the Chornobyl accident, as well as measures to overcome its consequences, have been widely studied by the world community. One result was the development of a radiological protection system, which has been embodied in a number of publications by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). New approaches have been implemented in European Union regulations, in particular Council Directive 2013/59 Euratom of 5 December 2013 (Directive), which is based on the new International Standards for Security Standards approved by Ukraine in the framework of its participation in the work of such international development organizations as World Health Organization, International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Environment Program. Having ratified the Association Agreement with the EU, Ukraine has undertaken to bring its regulatory framework in the field of radiological protection in line with the requirements of the Directive.
Ministry of Ecology of Ukraine reports