Rosatom, which is Russia’s main nuclear power concern, had signed an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency to outline practical ways to cooperate in radiation safety. A ceremony solidifying the agreement was held during the 59th session of the IAEA General Conference.
The Deputy Director-General of the IAEA, the head of Nuclear Safety and Security, and Rosatom’s Deputy CEO Vyacheslav Pershukov all have put the signatures on the document.
“By signing this arrangement Russia has reaffirmed once again its world leadership in using nuclear power,” Pershukov said. “Russia will become the world’s first country to have implemented its risk approach to assessing the radiation effects on personnel. We are determined to spread our experience to the countries which have been cooperating with us in their own civilian nuclear power programs.”
The recently signed document outlines an agreement featuring projects to evaluate and manage radiation risks for nuclear power industry personnel. The projects will extend over three years, and will be monitored by the Rosatom inspectors and specialists, coming from the Health Service Ministry of Russia. Projects and research are all being paid for by Rosatom.
These projects are expected to create new and special methodology for evaluations regarding the radiation risks for those working in the nuclear power industry in Russia. It will be based on personal exposures and research conducted on individuals.
Following this, Russia will draft a code for management of radiation risks in planned exposures. Because radiation is invisible, most people do not recognize the radiation they are regularly exposed to until it makes them sick, so the push is seen as more important than ever.
“The world appears to be waking up to the real dangers of ongoing exposure to electromagnetic radiation,” says Virginia Bonta Brown, M.S., Occupational Therapist/President, BioElectric Shield Co. “On September 5, 2015, a press release from the World Health Organization (WHO) called for the recognition of EMS (electrohypersensitivity) as well as MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity) to be recognized as two new real diseases worthy of inclusion in the ICD (International Classification of Diseases). Our reliance on radiation producing energy and electronics is producing side effects including electrohypersensitivity that have raised red flags for the entire population of this earth. It is our prediction that protecting oneself with EMF blockers will become as normal as making sure we breathe clean air and eat pesticide-free food.”
This agreement is one of many being signed around the world, as world leaders crack down on radiation risks.
Numerous recent studies have pointed out that most countries are not doing enough to protect their populations from radiation and EMF dangers, or the dangers of electromagnetic fields. Many hope that the Rosatom agreement will spur on similar studies, research, and codes around the world.