[ RadSafe ] "RAD-ER 2016" Chernobyl radiological practicum

mcooperconsulting at yahoo.com mcooperconsulting at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 10 20:01:19 CDT 2016

I would be interested learning more about this. 

With regards,

Michael N. Cooper MS, MPH, CIH, NRRPT
Certified Industrial Hygienist
Radiation Protection Technologist
Principal Scientist 
mcooperconsulting at yahoo.com 

Instructor, University of California, Davis mncooper at ucdavis.edu
(408) 313-2127

> On Sep 10, 2016, at 6:30 PM, Carl Willis <carl.willis at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello RADSAFErs,
> Erik Kambarian, Edward Geist, and I are pleased to announce the scheduling
> of "RAD-ER 2016", a week-long, hands-on radiation measurement and
> protection program hosted by the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) and
> organized by us in the USA.  Last year, we ran a single "pilot" session
> that was most enjoyable.  This year, we're hosting two sessions for eight
> participants each.
> Dates: November 6-12, 2016 (Session One), November 13-19 (Session Two)
> Highlights:
> -Using a variety of detection instruments, including ones you bring
> yourself, we will explore the radiation environment of ChNPP interiors,
> including the Unit 3 Main Circulation Pump engine halls, the Units 3-4
> ventilation building, some rarely-visited upper levels of the Unit 3
> reactor building; and the high-radiation "Local Zone" surrounding Unit 4.
> -We will spend two entire days working on measuring contamination and
> engaging in decontamination activities involving pieces of the iconic old
> ventilation chimney that once stood between Units 3 and 4.  The pieces of
> the chimney are being stored in the Turbine Hall, and we will work on them
> there and in Building 87 north of the main power plant structure.
> -Visit Fire Station No. 2 (where many firefighters killed in the 1986
> accident were based) and the ChNPP Emergency Response Center, located in
> the same ABK-1 "bunker" used for this purpose in 1986.
> Cost: Nominally $1550 USD per person, which includes lodging in Slavutych,
> ground transportation associated with the program, PPE, and most meals.  We
> run this as a non-profit operation, collecting funds to pay for visitors'
> costs and our own expenses.
> If interested, please email me and I will provide our program "brochure."
> Best regards,
> Carl Willis
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