MINSK, 6 April (BelTA) – The Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry (Gosatomnadzor) is about to suggest a concept for transforming the approaches to managing the post-Chernobyl situation. Head of Gosatomnadzor's Radioactive Waste Management Office Dmitry Pavlov mentioned it in BelTA's press center on 6 April.
Dmitry Pavlov said: “Gosatomnadzor is expected to host a roundtable session soon with representatives of the Ecology, Nature Management and Chernobyl Catastrophe Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus. During the event we intend to present our vision of further development of legislation. We will suggest a concept for transforming approaches of the state to managing the contemporary post-Chernobyl situation in order to later on implement these approaches into legislation.”
BelTA reported earlier that Belarus president decree No.405 of 14 November 2022 discontinued the operation of the Department for Alleviating Consequences of the Catastrophe at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Functions of the department and its divisions were transferred to the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry (Gosatomnadzor), the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Ministry, the Belarusian state light industry concern Bellegprom, the Gomel Oblast administration and the Mogilev Oblast administration.