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VATESI enhances capabilities in predicting the progression of possible nuclear accidents

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February 2021, State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI) has signed a tripartite partnership agreement with the Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior (PAGD) and the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority (DSA) regarding implementation of the project “Development of an Early Warning System on Nuclear Emergency of Lithuania“.

The goal of the project is to create a unified early warning system on nuclear or radiological accident in the Republic of Lithuania and other countries, paying special attention to the measures dedicated to protect population against a possible nuclear accident at a nuclear power plant operating in the Republic of Belarus.

By implementing this project, VATESI will strengthen capabilities to perform the functions provided in the National Plan for Protection of Population in Case of a Nuclear or Radiological Accident: to predict the progression of possible accidents and the radioactive release in the nuclear installations. To achieve these goals, VATESI plans to purchase software (computer program and computer model) for more accurate predicting of accidents progression and radionuclide release, prepare software documentation and train VATESI employees to use this software, also ensure technical support of purchased software. For the implementation of VATESI tasks is allocated 327 thousand EUR.

Project “Development of an Early Warning System on Nuclear Emergency of Lithuania“ is funded by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014–2021 program “Environment, Energy, Climate Change“.

More information about the project.