For three weeks, experts from Belarusian NPP were working at Zaporizhzhia NPP. In the future, with the commissioning of their station, they will also have to set up the radwaste management (RW) system. It was this experience that specialists came to adopt.
At Zaporizhzhia NPP, the engineers from Belarus saw for the first time not only how radioactive waste treatment specialists worked, but also the whole scope of activities of the plant. They have experience in thermal power plants, have knowledge, sufficient qualifications, but certainly they have no experience in nuclear power industry.
Understanding that, the specialists of the ZNPP decontamination department were actively sharing with their colleagues their knowledge, experience, they communicated and answered questions.
“The specialists of Belarusian NPP are interested, initially, in the way they do in the direction of radwaste management not only at Ukrainian NPPs, but also in the world. The fact that the IAEA has chosen Zaporizhzhia NPP for its Belarusian colleagues is an evidence to the plant's full compliance with high international standards,” Yevgeniy Surkov, Head of Radwaste Treatment and Disposal plant, said.
“We have got comprehensive information, starting with the formation of radwaste and their collection sites, and ending with the receipt of ready containers for radwaste. We understand what needs should be highlighted during future activities and how to train personnel. Almost every employee of the department has spent some time with us, and explained what kind of specialist he/she is. We are very pleased with the interaction with our colleagues,” Yevgen Myadelets, an engineer of the Belarusian NPP, shared his impressions.