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The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) has compiled impressions on various topics in picture galleries. It provides these images for editorial use in online and print media free of charge. The terms of use laid down in the Legal notice apply.

The ruins are surrounded by rusty building cranes

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.

 In-Situ-Gammaspektrometer

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.

Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze with BfS president Dr. Inge Paulini  and Dr. Frank Wissmann

Photo gallery: Federal Environment Minister Schulze visits the BfS in Neuherberg

On her summer tour through Bavaria, Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze visited the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) on August 27, 2018. At the BfS office in Neuherberg near Munich she obtained information about emergency management and the protection against ultraviolet radiation.

Helicopter of the federal police force flying over the area around Zurich

Image gallery: Helicopter measuring excercises

Pursuant to the Precautionary Radiation Protection Act, the BfS is responsible for the large-scale measurement of environmental radioactivity and for the airborne detection of radiation sources. For this purpose, the Berlin and Munich sites have each two operational, ready-to-use, airworthy, gamma spectrometric measuring systems. In order to ensure their operational readiness, a joint measurement exercise of the BfS and the federal police force is carried out annually for which the federal police force or, respectively, disaster control helicopters are equipped with the BfS measuring systems.

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