Emergency Exercise at Medzamor Scheduled for September

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The management of the Armenian Nuclear Regulatory Authority and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission signed two memoranda in Yerevan on March 10.

The second memorandum was signed after preliminary consultations on the organization and holding of the "ARAGATS 99" Exercise scheduled for September 6-7. Under the document–also assisting in the development of a new plan of action and making a relevant analysis on the threshold of this event will be officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency; the French Institute of Nuclear Safety; the US Department of Energy; the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission; the British WS Atkins energy company; the Institute of Nuclear Energy Development of the National Academy of Sciences of Russia; as well as representatives of the US Department of State along with the Armenian side represented by ARNA–the Medzamor Nuclear Power Plant and the State Emergency Management Administration. The event will be coordinated by ANRA.

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