From 24th to 29th of July a team of experts of the SSTC NRS (Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety) conducted a survey on Ukrainian territories with potentially radioactively contaminated soils, materials, infrastructures, foodstuff, etc.
RanidSONNI mobile laboratory had a key role on monitoring and processing real-time data, as it can be induced from SSTC NRS dosimetrist Oleksandra Slepchenko´s statement: “We used RanidSONNI reconnaissance vehicle and visited Sarny Forestry, a kindergarten on 17 Soborna Street, Sarny water canal and the central food market. The maximum dose rate of 0.12 microsieverts per hour was recorded on the territory of the forestry; 0.09 in the kindergarten; from 0.06 to 0.12 in the territory of the water canal; from 0.06 to 0.12 in the market. As you can see, the radiation background of the checked objects is within the normal limits”
Even though most of the measurements returned results within the acceptable dosage limits, thanks to the unique features of RanidSONNI, SSTC NRS experts revealed in Novohrad-Volynskyi a building around which an increased gamma- and alpha radiation was detected. Considering that a children’s playground was located not far from the contaminated infrastructure, necessary procedures have been followed.
Civilian residents from the surveyed towns in the regions of Zhytomyr, Volyn and Rivne, had a unique opportunity to use free services of the RanidSONNI mobile laboratory and see if there were any dangerous radiation anomalies around them, as well as getting their own berries, mushrooms, water containers, fat, meat, horseradish, salt, medicinal herbs, tobacco, and many other personal items tested.
For more detailed information regarding the “RADIATION SURVEY by Towns of Ukraine” tour, please check the SSTC NRS website, more precisely the articles from the links bellow:
Besides not being part of the tour mentioned above, RanidSONNI was also an essential tool used by a team of experts from the SSTC NRS when surveying radioactively contaminated materials near Kropyvnytskyi, after unidentified persons conducted unauthorized land works in the area. Once again, regardless of not showing significant increase of dose rate on the territory, the radiation background in Kropyvnytskyi was measured using RanidSONNI mobile reconnaissance vehicle. Please find the whole article from the link bellow:
An Enviscreen Operix system software major training session was held in Indonesia during the first two weeks of August.
Environics' committee of specialists was in loco preforming operational demonstrations together with the Indonesian National Armed Forces.
Enviscreen Operix 2016 is a CBRN and environmental monitoring system software solution, providing operators real-time situational awareness. Apart from an extense list of vital key features, Enviscreen Operix integrates a training and simulation tool to maintain operators' competences and situation management skills.
More information on the Enviscreen Operix 2016 can be found here.
Environics together with the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) held a major military training regarding the field operational usage of the new CBRUGS system (Chemical, Biological and Radiological Unattended Ground Sensors).
The rehearsal took place during the days 22nd-23rd August, in central Finland.
This new system enables mobile and wireless CBRN surveillance, with fast field deployment. When displayed with a tactical configuration, it adds significant value to force protection and crisis management.
Additional information on the CBRUGS system can be found here.
As recent news from Australia shows there is real threat for chemical attacks and terrorist use of different toxic industrial chemicals as Hydrogen sulphide. Environics ChemPro product family provides solution to detect these threats enabling us to be better prepared. In addition to hydrogen sulphide ChemPro detection libaries includes tens of different toxic industrial gases that could be released in accidents or terrorist attacks.
Read the news regarding prevented attack in Australian: