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Photo gallery: 2018 Measurement exercise in Chernobyl, Ukraine

Together with the Ukrainian nuclear regulatory authority (State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine), staff of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) conducted a measurement exercise in the 30-kilometre-zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (Ukraine) from September 3 to September 7, 2018. Stefan Seifert, physicist, Daniel Esch, physicist, and Hermann John, in-situ technician, reported about the exercise in a video diary. Here are some more impressions.

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  • Building in the evacuated city of Pryajat (show image)
  • Visitors painted two bears on a wall. (show image)
  • A BfS staff conducts an ODL measurement on site (show image)
  • BfS measurement vehicles standing in a line on a square in Prypjat (show image)
  • Two BfS staff with mobile ODL measuring devices and respirators on site (show image)
  • Several BfS staff jointly conduct gamma spectrometric measurements at the reference measuring point. (show image)
  • Several persons equipped with measuring devices crossing a square side by side. (show image)
  • During a measurement, two BfS staff are standing by an ODL measuring device mounted to a tripod. (show image)
  • An employee with mobile ODL measuring device is walking towards an in-situ gamma spectrometer (show image)
  • Several BfS staff filling the in-situ gamma spectrometers with liquid nitrogen. (show image)
  • The vehicle seats are equipped with protective covers and the footwell is covered with foil. (show image)
  • Backpacks placed on a table and a bench. (show image)
  • Two staff put on their respirators (show image)
  • The ruins are surrounded by rusty building cranes (show image)
  • Panel for Reactor Unit 3 (show image)
  • Display panel with round scale appliances (show image)
  • Control panel with several buttons and switches (show image)
  • Display panel with control lights (show image)
  • A man is decontaminating a truck using a high-pressure cleaner (show image)
  • All participants have lined up for a group photo (show image)

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