On Removal of Ionized Radiation Sources from Pridnestrovie


The routine removal of ionizing radiation sources from Pridnestrovie took place on October 17, 2019.

In particular, the Issledovatel (Researcher) gamma installation was dismantled and removed from the Pridnestrovian Agricultural Research Institute Public Institution. This equipment was used before in agriculture for plant genetics research. It contained 36 Cobalt-60 type IRS.

The export procedure was arranged with the assistance of the Republican Centre for Hygiene and Epidemiology, Main Department for Emergency Situations at the Interior Ministry, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other competent Pridnestrovian authorities under the financial support of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

This action took place in accordance with the Protocol Decision On Procedure for Removal of Ionized Radiation Sources Located in Pridnestrovie dd. March 14, 2012.

The Foreign Ministry will continue to make efforts while attracting international funding for the implementation of humanitarian project.