At the present time, exploration and mining works are actively performed at the territory of Semipalatinsk Test Site (STS)

According to the law about licensing, works of this kind at the territory of the former test site can only be possible to perform if the norms for radiation safety assurance are strictly followed.

Therefore, branch «Institute of Radiation Safety and Ecology» of the RSE NNCRK has been continuously supporting the enterprises, performing business activities at the STS. Radiological monitoring of water and air environment is provided, concentrations of radionuclides in soil and extracted minerals is being controlled, dosimetric control is provided for machinery, equipment and personnel exposure doses is monitored.

According to results of works aimed at radiological support, performed by the branch in the 1st quarter of the 2020, no radioactive contamination of machinery or equipment was revealed. In course of personal dosimetric control of the events when the basic dose limits, no cases of the basic dose limit, specified in the Health Standards of RK s was registered among the employees.