The European Union has allocated EUR5 million for medical and laboratory equipment for hospitals, information center, greenhouse, installation for the incineration of forest residues, radiological mapping of the territory and the regular medical examination of children of the Ivankov district, Kiev region, reports the EU delegation in Ukraine.
According to a press release, the assistance was provided within the framework of the EU project “Health and ecological programmes around the Chernobyl exclusion zone” presented by members of the European Parliament Michele rivazi and Julie ward in Kiev on 10 July, with the participation of acting Minister of health of Uljany Suprun and Deputy Minister of ecology and natural resources Mykola Kuzio.
“I am pleased to support this European programme, which is the result of a unique collaboration between the European Parliament and the European Commission. Five million people live in the contaminated area of 150 thousand sq. km., international support should not be limited to nuclear reactor safety and to focus on people, their health and the environment in which they live,” said Michele rivazi.
In the framework of the project, in particular, ivankivs’kyi district hospital provided medical and laboratory equipment for measuring the amount of radioactive and chemical substances in the human body and food, a modern radiological mapping of the area around Ivankov and created the information center for notices about potential consequences and ways to avoid radiological risks. Also began the survey of the health status of about 3 thousand children Ivankov district.
In addition, the district built a greenhouse with a size of 7.5 thousand sq. m to provide the local population healthier vegetables that do not contain radioactive or chemical contamination.
In Chernobyl commissioned burner forest residues cost EUR1,25 million to prevent forest fires and distribution of radionuclides in the air.
The project “Health and ecological programmes around the Chernobyl exclusion zone”, funded through the European Instrument for cooperation in the field of nuclear security, was from 2013 to 2017 and were intended to improve the quality of life in contaminated after the Chernobyl accident territories by reducing the effects of radiation on the local population and minimize the consequences of such influence. The project was implemented in partnership with the State Agency of Ukraine on exclusion zone management and local authorities Ivankiv.
Just since 1991, the EU ukazatel support in improving the safety of nuclear industry of Ukraine for the sum more than to eur900 million of His projects include improving the safety of operation and repair of the four Ukrainian nuclear power plants, support for the establishment of appropriate national infrastructure for radioactive waste management, institutional support to the Ukrainian nuclear regulatory authority, financing of the new safe confinement over the damaged reactor of the Chernobyl NPP, as well as a number of social projects to support communities faced with the consequences of the Chernobyl accident in 1986. Go to the Main page