Commentary to Decree No. 361 of 5 October 2017
The Center of Nuclear and Radiation Safety is founded in
Belarus. This is envisaged in Decree No. 361 which was signed by Belarus
President Alexander Lukashenko on 5 October.
In accordance with the document, the Center of Nuclear and Radiation
Safety has been set up under the aegis of the Emergencies Ministry. It will
constantly an independently provide scientific and technical assistance to the
audit body. This institution is an indispensable part of the regulatory
infrastructure in the country and complies with the recommendations of the
The center will coordinate the work
of scientific and technical experts concerning the evaluation of safety of
nuclear installations and ionizing radiation sources. It will also inspect the
safety of nuclear energy facilities.
center will analyze the nuclear and radiation environment, the influence of
various factors, including natural and man-made ones, on the safety of
construction objects and components in the nuclear energy industry, possible
risks and efficiency of radiation protection for people working with nuclear
materials and ionizing radiation sources.
Other functions include the analysis of the nuclear wastes processing
efficiency, providing assistance in making decisions on emergency preparedness
and response, preparation and implementation of international scientific
programs, scientific research in nuclear and radiation safety.