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Memorial scientific assembly in Semipalatinsk

Memorial scientific assembly in Semipalatinsk 

The National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan carried out a memorial conference in its Kurchatov Branch in September 21-23, 2016. The event was dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of Semipalatinsk Test Site Closure. 

The assembly was the 7th International Scientific and Practical Conference. This forms a series of an annual conference of NNC. However, this year’s event was in memory of the 25th year after the Semipalatinsk Test Site Closure. The most impressive feature of the memorial event is not in a simple looking back the history of the site nor an array of case studies. In contrast, a number of very latest investigations on the Semipalatinsk Test Site were exhibited. Included presentations were: tritium migration in the site in surface and ground water bodies, complex contamination with chemical and radiological materials, and more. This feature means that the site is offering a field to intensive radiological studies. The Institute of Radiation Safety and Ecology, one of the organizers, is actively providing new facilities for a plant radiology study. Nowadays, 25 year after the closure of the test site, the site has a new significance to contribute to global nuclear/radiological problems peacefully.

Poster session

New facility with a large greenhouse for plant science