On July 2-3, 2019, the International seminar "Ecosystem and radioecological investigations of cooling reservoir of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant" was held, with the support of the IAEA, organized by the Institute of Hydrobiology of the NAS of Ukraine in cooperation with the State Specialized Enterprise “Chornobyl NPP” of SAUEZM of Ukraine.
Employees of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA, Austria) — Kim Baines (technical officer), James Thompson Smith (expert), Adrian Gavin Punt (expert), Mohammed Abdul Hogue (expert), as well as associate professor at the University of Tsukuba (Japan) - Dr. Shinichiro Uematsu — visited the Institute of Hydrobiology of the NAS of Ukraine.
During the first day of the seminar, its participants got acquainted with Kim Baines' presentation on the IAEA's approaches to the safety of nuclear fuel cycle facilities, and with a joint presentation by the staff of the Institute of Environmental Radioactivity of Fukushima University and the University of Tsukuba "Understanding the radioecological parameters of cooling reservoir of the ChNPP after lowering water levels: monitoring and analyzing results in the SATREPS project" presented by Shinichiro Uematsu.
The reports of the staff of the Institute of Hydrobiology of NAS of Ukraine were heard: "Hydrochemical, hydrobiological and radioecological observations in the Chornobyl NPP at the decommissioning phase” - speaker D.Sci. Gudkov D.I, "Dynamics of zoobenthos and zoooperitone in the period of the Chernobyl NPP drainage" - speaker Ph.D. Sylaieva A.A., "Current state of succession of autotrophic linkages and biological threats to the Chernobyl NPP ecosystem” - speaker Dr.Sci., prof. Shcherbak V.I., as well as reports of employees of the Institute for evolutionary ecology NAS Ukraine, ISP NPP, SSE "Ecocenter", Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute and Ukrainian Institute of Agricultural Radiology of National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine.
According to the program of the workshop, on July 3, 2019, the participants visited the cooling pond reservoir and other ChNPP facilities.