US-Russia cooperation in emergency response enhancement Emergency Exercise Series Areas of cooperation IBRAE - US DOE Aim: enhance the preparedness of emergency rescue units (ERU) of the nuclear industry; and improve notification procedures and interaction between emergency response elements. вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў Conduct of emergency preparedness and response drills, training and exercises at hazardous facilities Train the ERU heads and specialists using modern techniques, technologies, international experience and computer simulators. Develop and upgrade technical capabilities for data transfer, communications, etc. Enhance scientific support to responders based on modern techniques including decision support systems. Improve interaction between response elements, including expert support of regional authorities regarding population and environment protection. Improve public information. Objectives of Exercises вЂўRaise the level of preparedness of the emergency situations commission and the emergency rescue units of the facility вЂўTrain on practical skills of managing an effective emergency response at the facility and ministry levels вЂўVerify the effectiveness of emergency plans, procedures, and decision-making вЂўEffectively manage the tactical aspects of an emergency response at installations вЂўImprove procedures for interaction at the federal, regional and facility levels вЂўCommunicate effectively with the public and media. Series of Exercises in Russia Emergency exercise on response to accident at EGP-6 reactor at Bilibino NPP (Chukotka) - 2002 Emergency exercise on response to accident at BOR-60 reactor at the research institute of atomic reactors NIIAR (Dimitrovgrad) - 2004 Emergency exercise on response to accident caused by nuclear ice-breaker refueling into coastal temporary storage facility at вЂњAtomflotвЂќ (Murmansk) - 2005 Emergency exercise on response to accident caused by unloading of spent nuclear fuel from the decommissioned nuclear submarine вЂњZvezdochkaвЂќ - 2008 Р•xercise: Bilibino - 2002 Main practical results of вЂњBilibino-2002вЂќ Development and application of technical aspects of emergency response; i.e. videoconference communication and transfer of technical data between the NPP and REA CC was demonstrated during the exercise. Increased skills of NPP response experts via multifaceted training including on specialized consequence assessment software. Exercise NIIAR - 2003 Main practical results of вЂњNIIAR-2004вЂќ Development of computer based system to support emergency response; Specialized complex of transfer of technological parameters of BOR-60 reactor to the emergency crisis center at Dimitrovgrad has been developed in process of preparation of the exercise. The communication post ensuring transmission of technical data to SCC of Rosatom was modernized. Exercise В«ARCTIC-2005В» The exercise to test MTB вЂњAtomflotвЂќ personnel actions during an accident caused by nuclear ice-breaker refueling was conducted on July 26, 2005 in Murmank. The exercise was arranged by IBRAE RAS, Rosatom and Rosmorrechflot under U.S. DOE sponsorship. Main practical results of вЂњArctic-2005вЂќ First large scale exercise in a Russian nuclear fleet maintenance facility (including management of SNF). Notification and emergency plans and procedures of вЂњAtomflotвЂќ were modernized The procedures of actions of emergency and rescue units, and members and functions of ES commission included in the emergency plans of the facility were modernized. Software instruments for assessment of the consequences of the accidents were installed at the facility and personnel were trained. Exercise: Mitigation of a Simulated Radiation Accident at "ZvezdochkaВ« (Severodvinsk) Date July 30 вЂ“ August 1, 2008 Goal: Improve the emergency monitoring and response systems FSUE "Zvezdochka" (Ship Yard "ZvezdochkaвЂњ) is located in Severodvinsk town, Arkhangelsk Region. The facility is one of the key enterprises of the North West Region that take an active part in nuclear submarine decommissioning. Exercise Arctic -2008 Assessment of consequences and support of decisions on personnel and population protection measures Exercise lessons learned are applied to improve emergency plans and monitoring systems not only at "Zvezdochka", but also at similar nuclear and radiation-hazardous facilities of the Northwest Russia 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 1) 2) Murmansk Region Subsidiary в„–1 of вЂњSevRAOвЂќ (Andreeva Bay); Subsidiary в„–2 of вЂњSevRAOвЂќ (Gremikha); Subsidiary в„–3 of вЂњSevRAOвЂќ (Saida Bay); вЂњNerpaвЂќ Shipyard; Atomflot; Kola NPP; Shipyard 10 Archangelsk Region вЂњZvezdochkaвЂќ вЂњSevmashвЂќ Exercise В«Arctic вЂ“ 2010В» It is planned to conduct this exercise at the shipyard вЂњNerpaвЂќ in the Murmansk region in 2010. Shipyard вЂњNerpaвЂќ is a branch of shipyard вЂњZvezdochkaвЂќ . located in the Murmansk region, it participates actively in activities on decommissioning of nuclear submarines, SNF and RW management. Exercise В«Arctic вЂ“ 2010В» Objective: test the emergency response system with regard to possible radiation accident and development of recommendations on improvement of this system Focus of excerise: Personnel and population protection, notification and interaction Scenario: radiation accident caused by activities on decommissioning of nuclear submarines, SNF and RW management. Possible scenarios are being analyzed at the moment. The final scenario shall be chosen in 6 months after the Project is launched Date: summer 2010 Exercise duration: 2 days Exercise В«Arctic вЂ“ 2010В» Level of the exercise: The Shipyard and the local authorities will be the key players; federal-level organizations will be involved. International notification procedures shall be tested (IAEA and Arctic countries in accordance with bilateral agreements). Participation of real media in the exercise is not planned. Participants:В«NerpaВ», Rosatom, federal authorities, involved in emergency response activities, local authorities, IBRAE RAS. Observers: Russian federal and local-level representatives and foreign observers from Arctic countries will be invited.