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Discussion of causes and effects of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station accident during International Forum on Industrial Safety

21.04.2016

Industrial Safety Forum is the largest platform where top experts share experience in man-made accidents and natural disasters prevention and response. The main target of the event supported by the Russian Federation Government and the Ministry for Natural Resources and Environment, CIS Executive Committee, the United Nations Organization and IAEA is enhancement of international cooperation in the area of industrial safety. Forum is organized by GCE Group.

The Forum’s program will traditionally include scientific reports, round tables and consultations of top HSE experts.

This year, one of the Forum’s sections will be dedicated to the catastrophe that happened 30 years ago at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station. One of the design engineers will demonstrate exact replica of the nuclear facility’s sarcophagus and describe all the constituting elements. Experts who participated in the emergency response procedures at the nuclear power station will share causes and effects of the accident.

We would like to remind that Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station accident was the most large-scale case in the history of the nuclear power sector with regard to the death toll, harmful effects and economical losses. 31 persons died within three month after the tragedy, and radiation effects led to 80 deaths in the next fifteen years. More than 115 000 persons inhabiting 30-kilometer area were evacuated. Accident response involved significant human resources – more 600 000 specialists participated in the mitigation of the emergency.

Forum participant’s opinion

«The international conference gives a very good opportunity to share the experience and meet a wide range of colleagues. In my life I try to focus on the response to emergencies and therefore tend to go to those kinds of conferences.»

Edmond Thompson

Edmond Thompson, Director Programme Management, Group Crisis & Conti nuity Management BP (UK)