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INRA Offer of Regulatory and Technical Support

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March 4, 2022

Mr Oleh Korikov
State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine
9/11, Arsenalna str., Kyiv, 01011, Ukraine

Dear Mr Oleh Korikov,

INRA Offer of Regulatory and Technical Support

I am writing on behalf of the International Nuclear Regulators’ Association (INRA), a collective group of the heads of the nuclear regulatory authorities from nine member countries: Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA. Association members goal is to share knowledge and provide support to enhance nuclear safety, security and radiological protection.

INRA held an extraordinary meeting earlier today to consider the unfortunate and distressing situation in Ukraine. Members were unanimous in their condemnation of the ongoing military action and threat to nuclear facilities by the Russian Federation and recognised the risks that this presents to the continued safety of nuclear facilities in your country, the ability of the utility to appropriately manage and operate their sites and the challenges presented to SNRIU as Ukraine’s sovereign nuclear safety regulator.

The regulatory bodies of INRA members have a wealth of dedicated technical resource at their disposal that can be applied to provide expert advice and insights into all aspects of nuclear and radiological safety, accident management and emergency response. INRA agreed that it should offer technical support to SNRIU and Ukraine, placing members’ resources at your disposal should you need technical support and assistance in the coming days and weeks, as the situation in Ukraine develops.

Please take this letter as unequivocal support from INRA members to you and colleagues at SNRIU as you seek to ensure the continued safety of the nuclear facilities in Ukraine, with the sincere offer of technical assistance and expertise. Should you need to take up this offer at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me directly, or any one of my INRA colleagues copied into this letter.

Our thoughts are with you and Ukraine, on behalf of INRA please take care and stay safe.

Yours sincerely,

Toyoshi FUKETA
Nuclear Regulation Authority

Copy to:

Rumina Velshi, President, CNSC, Canada

Bernard Doroszczuk, President, ASN, France

Gerrit Niehaus, Director General, BMUV, Germany

Guk-hee Yoo, Chairman, NSSC, Republic of Korea

Javier Dies, Commissioner, CSN, Spain

Nina Cromnier, Director General, SSM, Sweden

Mark Foy, Chief Nuclear Inspector, ONR, UK

Christopher T. Hanson, Chairman, NRC, USA

Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General, IAEA

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