Radiation safety training for volunteers in the Min-Kush village

On June 24, 2017, the Aarhus Center in Osh, with the financial support of the OSCE Program Office in Bishkek, organized training for volunteers in the Min-Kush village of the Zhumgal district of Naryn region. Theme of training: “Radiation safety in Mailuu-Suu, Min-Kush and Shekaftar” within the framework of the project “Involvement of stakeholders in solving problems related to uranium waste in Central Asia”.

10 people participated in the training.

The training was opened by the Director of the Aarhus Center in Osh K. Isabaev. He gave detailed information about the project, the important role of volunteers in disseminating information, conducting training on radiation safety in the field. T. Zhumabekov acquainted participants with the principles of the Aarhus Convention in terms of the right of public access to environmental information, the right of citizens to participate in issues related to environmental protection and their right to access to justice.

The training was conducted by the researcher of the Institute of Medical Problems of the South Kazakhstan National Academy of Sciences Zh. Madykov. In the sessions of the training she told about radiation background, the norms of the radiation background, the impact of uranium waste on the environment, the principles of safe handling of radioactive waste, the sanitary norms and rules in uranium production facilities, problems, the effects of radiation on the human body, the recommendations of the Institute of Medical Problems on health protection, the radiation protection system and the legislative base of the Kyrgyz Republic in the field of radiation safety.

Head of the Public Environmental Information Center of Min-Kush, A. Narynbayev spoke about the work done by the Center for 2016-2017 within the framework of the project “Involvement of stakeholders in solving problems related to uranium waste in Central Asia”.

At the end of the training, the participants received answers on various questions. Volunteers were teachers of schools, lyceums in biology, chemistry, ecology and physics, the training for them was understandable and interesting. After training, the participants agreed to be volunteer, contribute to the implementation of the project and give the knowledge gained from the training to students and pupils.

Participants in the training on radiation safety received certificates of participation in the training.

The report was prepared by the Public Relations Specialist of Aarhus Center in Osh. T. Zhumabekov.



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