CCHPS Technical Meeting

February 2019

Chernobyl Diaries: Health & Safety Experiences at SIP-PMU

Presented by Michael Smith and Don Kelly

Imagine the challenge of establishing and maintaining a safe work environment during construction of a one-of-a-kind structure in a heavily contaminated environment under a foreign regulatory scheme and with contractors and a workforce representing over 27 nationalities. The New Safe Confinement (NSC), is the world’s largest movable land-based structure. The NSC was designed and constructed to contain and safely dismantle the destroyed Chernobyl unit 4 reactor, the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident. It is the most prominent element of the Chernobyl Shelter Implementation Plan, which involved more than 300 individual projects and activities. The presentation is intended to both inform and entertain through photos, experiences and stories from our assignment with the Chernobyl Shelter Implementation Project-Program Management Unit (SIP-PMU) ES&H Department at the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station, Ukraine.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Reservations are accepted until February 15, 2019


5:30 – 6:15 pm Dinner & Social

6:15 - 7:00 pm Presentation


WSU Hospitality Cafe Catering

  • Beef or Chicken & Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas
  • Spanish Rice and Beans
  • Tossed green salad with chipotle ranch dressing and cilantro lime vinaigrette
  • Tortilla chips, salsa, sour cream, guacamole

$22.00 per person

NOTE: Members who do not cancel their RSVP by February 15, 2019 (COB) will be held responsible for the cost of attendance


WSU Wine Science Center, 359 University Drive, Richland, WA 99354 (Dinner: Atrium | Presentation: Room 252)

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