In 2019, Rivne NPP implemented a modern environmental project, RAES. This unparalleled method
helps minimise the generation of radioactive waste and enhance the awareness and responsibility of
staff engaged into operations that generate RAW.
RAES was developed in accordance with the Law of Ukraine On Environmental Protection, the Law
of Ukraine On Radioactive Waste Management, General Provisions for Safety in Predisposal RAW
Management, and IAEA Safety Standard GSR Part 5 «Predisposal Management of Radioactive Waste».
As a method of environmental footprint reduction, RAES offers a number of practical steps to implement
the basic principles of safe RAW management in production and, at the same time, is designed to
protect people and the environment from potential radioactive contamination.
RAES is a modern and easy way to communicate with employees and get the messages across, as it
combines important principles of various methodologies. The NPP developed respective RAES guides
and published the detailed information about the method on its website, in the Safety and Environment
section. The innovation was included in a module of the multimedia distance-learning course on RAW
management and in briefs for employees working in the areas of strict radiation control.
Thanks to the new method, the plant minimises the RAW generation, reduces the environmental
footprint, improves the production culture and safety culture, and brings the radioactive waste
management system at Rivne NPP to the next level.