10 years of cooperation with FMBA

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Published 22.04.2015, updated 24.04.2015 09:51

Keywords: Nuclear safety, Nuclear action plan

The NRPA celebrates 10 years of regulatory cooperation with the Federal Medical Biological Agency of Russia (FMBA), forming part of the Norwegian Plan of Action for improvement of radiation protection and nuclear safety in northwest Russia. 

Vladimir Uiba, Head of the FMBA (left) and Ole Harbitz, Director general of NRPA (right). Photo: NRPA

Vladimir Uiba, Head of the FMBA (left) and Ole Harbitz, Director general of NRPA (right). Photo: NRPA

The celebration is being marked by a meeting held in Moscow at the invitation of Vladimir Uiba, Head of the FMBA. 

- I am very pleased to acknowledge the success of this program and the progress made in such a constructive, collaborative and friendly manner, says Ole Harbitz, the Director General of NRPA.

The results of the cooperation programme were presented collectively to all the organizations and experts involved. Key outputs have included enhanced regulatory requirements and guidance for abnormal situations at legacy sites, supporting an efficient regulatory process over safety and protection. 

Technical, safety and regulatory infrastructure has been substantially improved. However, it has to be understood that the program is not yet complete and a range of outstanding issues was noted by Anatoli Grigoriev, of Rosatom. Among these are coming major operations in 2015 - 2017 for the removal of spent fuel from Andreeva Bay.