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Dmitrovgrad Tabletop Exercise

Project Period: 2003
Funding: US and Russian Federation

Local Counterparts: The Nuclear Safety Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBRAE) was the lead Russian organization responsible for planning, conducting, and controlling the exercise. Russian participants also included the State Scientific Center Institute of Nuclear Reactors (NIIAR), and the Federal Atomic Energy Agency (Rosatom). International participants included: the U.S. Department of Energy, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the Arctic Council’s Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response working group.

Brief: As described in the NIIAR exercise report [11 mb PDF], on December 9-10, 2003, a radiological accident exercise was conducted at NIIAR research reactor in Dmitrovgrad, Russia. The technical scenario simulated a radiological release. More than 200 players participated. Players activated emergency operations centers and tested procedures with local, federal and international authorities, including the IAEA. Responders also surveyed for contamination, created deposition maps based on scenario information, and took action based on the simulated data.