Today, on 13 December, 2022, experts from company JAVYS collected approximately 170 kg of institutional radioactive waste (IRAW) from the State Veterinary and Food Institute, at the workplace in Nitra. The IRAW consisted of 33 pieces of emitters and 10 pieces of solid emitters containing alpha, beta and gamma nuclides. Personal protective and work equipment was used when taking over the radioactive waste. The IRAW was placed in three 200-liter MEVA drums, which were transported for further management to the Bohunice Radioactive Waste Treatment Centre to be processed.

Taking-over of the institutional radioactive waste was carried out as part of the Collection and disposal of historical institutional radioactive waste project, a task assigned by the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic after the mutual consultations and in cooperation with the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic and Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic. Company JAVYS is gradually taking over historical, unused radioactive materials that represent a long-term radioactive burden from state medical facilities. Subsequently, the company will process and store them in a professional, safe, reliable, economically efficient manner, with an emphasis on radiation protection of the population and environmental protection. This socially extremely important task and activity of all stakeholders is primarily aimed at ensuring the safety and protection of citizens, the environment, while reducing the risk of possible misuse or illegal handling of these materials.

Company JAVYS, a.s. ensures activities in the field of back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle in the Slovak Republic. Its main activities include the decommissioning of the A1 and V1 nuclear power plants, management of radioactive waste, spent nuclear fuel, institutional radioactive waste and collected radioactive material within the territory of the Slovak Republic. Company JAVYS, a.s. pays particular attention to safety, quality and environmental protection in all its activities.

Ms. Miriam Žiaková

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