The Group of Experts for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of the Baltic Sea Council will meet in Vilnius

18 November 2013, Last updated at, 18:10 EET
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The Group of Experts for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of the Baltic Sea Council will meet in Vilnius | author: Reuters/ Scanpix.lt

The Group of Experts for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of the Baltic Sea Council will meet on November 19th in Vilnius, Lithuania to examine the issues important for the whole Baltic Sea region such as radiation protection and nuclear safety. This meeting is one of the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council events.

The delegates will concentrate on joint projects in the field of radiation and nuclear safety, the report on Flagship Project 14.3, aimed to develop scenarios and identify gaps for all main hazards and the potential of such hazards in the Baltic Sea Region. It is planned to discuss the organizational issues of the workshop on the control of the Baltic Sea border regards to illegal nuclear and radioactive material transportation.

The Group of Experts for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of the Baltic Sea Council meetings usually involve 10 experts, delegated by the Baltic Sea States as well as specialists from observing countries, namely Belarus, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, Great Britain and the U.S. The meetings are aimed to discuss cooperation on ensuring radiation and nuclear safety, joint actions in preparation for nuclear and radiological incidents and responding to them. The delegates will exchange information on ongoing radiological measurements, discuss the cooperation ensuring the control of nuclear and other radioactive materials, the prevention of illegal transportation of such materials.

The participants will visit the Lithuanian Radiation Protection Centre.
 

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