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Photo gallery: Measurement exercise 2016 in Chernobyl, Ukraine

From 26 to 29 September 2016, staff members of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) conducted a measurement exercise together with colleagues from the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine in the exclusion zone around the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl. Daniel Esch, a physicist at the BfS, reported for us about the exercise in his online diary. Here are some more impressions.

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  • Warning sign at the entrance to the 30-kilometre-zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (show image)
  • Handheld measuring device used to determine the ambient dose rate in front of the Chernobyl reactor. The display shows a value of 3.04 microsievert per hour. (show image)
  • The team explores the terrain with portable ODL gauges (show image)
  • The box with a soil sample is carried to the car (show image)
  • Monitoring the measurement on the laptop (show image)
  • Flugdrohne in der Luft (show image)
  • Here, the measuring instrument displays 7 microsieverts per hour. (show image)
  • The group paces the field off with measuring instruments  (show image)
  • Measuring the radioactivity in the exclusion zone around the damaged Chernobyl nuclear power plant with two different types of gamma spectrometers - in the foreground a sign warns against enhanced levels of radioactivity   (show image)
  •  In-Situ-Gammaspektrometer  (show image)
  • The glove is glued to the protective suit (show image)
  • Applying of the respirator (show image)
  • The shielding factor of a vehicle is determined on a provisional road made of wooden planks (show image)
  • Participants of the measuring exercise in personal protective equipment in the measuring vehicle (show image)
  • In-situ gamma spectrometry in front of an abandoned building (show image)
  • Verfallene Tribünen des ehemaligen Stadions in der verlassenen Stadt Prypjat (show image)
  • Abandoned Ferris wheel in Pripyat (near Chernobyl) (show image)
  • Verfallende Autoscouter im Vergnügungspark (show image)
  • Signs in the 30-kilometre zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (show image)
  • Warning signs in the sun in front of a workshop (show image)
  • The place signs of the places that have been evacuated since the reactor disaster are placed in two rows. (show image)
  • Flowers for the Chernobyl firefighters (show image)

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