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European Commission is discussing the use of X-ray scanners at EU airports

The cases of terrorism and potential threat these days attract a lot of attention not only from the responsible authorities, but also from every one of us. Assurance of public safety is a complex task, already due to the fact that terrorists try to achieve their objectives in new unpredictable ways. Government of each State is responsible to protect people of the country against possible terrorism, therefore, to ensure the prevention of terrorism and for other security purposes; airports carry out whole body screening of the passengers.

Representative from Armenia, radiation protection specialist from Armenia Mr. Karen Haroyan is visiting Radiation Protection Centre on August 2010.
Future firefighters are studying radiation protection

In order to strengthen preparedness of firefighters, who can detect sources of ionising radiation during their work, and continuing collaboration with Firefighters training school at Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania RSC exercised the training course for the students of above mentioned school on 13th July 2010.
RSC issued an "Annual Report 2009"

At the beginning of July 2010 RPC published “Annual report 2009”, where interested persons can find information about State supervision of activities with sources of ionising radiation, results of various radiation protection and radiological expertise measurements, interinstitutional and international collaboration, public briefing and executed training of specialists. Report is issued in Lithuanian and English languages.
Hard copy of this report is distributed by RPC, while electronic version of this report can be downloaded by clicking the link below.
Training exercise “Institutional action planning in the case when radioactive source and contaminated territory in the Border control point Medininkai are identified”

On 15th June at the Border control point Medininkai Radiation Protection Centre (RPC) organized field training exercise “Institutional action planning in the case when radioactive source and contaminated territory in the Border control point Medininkai are identified”. For the field training exercise objective was set to assess Vilnius County Civil Security and Rescue system capabilities and other State and municipalities’ institutions preparedness and action plan in the case of radiological accident with accordance to World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations II Appendix regarding information for decision making. In the future, following the mentioned above document, assessment will be made and decision taken to inform WHO about health emergency situations of radiological nature.
The award

Director of Radiation protection centre (RPC) Albinas Mastauskas was awarded for merit in public safety in Lithuania on 22 January 2010. The award was presented by the Lieutenant Colonel Vigandas Kurkulis on behalf of Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of Interior. Apart from this the letter of commendation for merits in public safety, self-denial work and qualified assistance in organizing a radiological emergency exercises "Cesium" held in November 2008 in Birstonas was awarded to the head of division of radiological investigations of RPC, Rima Ladygiene.
Training for Fire-fighters in Utena

Radiation Protection Centre (RPC) is going to organize a workshop on radiological emergency preparedness and response for Fire-fighters of Utena County Fire Rescue Board on 3 December 2009.
During the workshop RPC specialists will share their experience and knowledge on biological effect of ionizing radiation, main requirements for the organization of individual protection and dosimetry of accident liquidators, sampling techniques and also will organize practical exercises with dosimetric equipment.
Workshop on medical exposure in X-ray diagnostic

The one-day workshop for diagnostic radiology specialists will take place in Radiation Protection Centre (RPC) on 8 December 2009. RPC organizes this workshop under the auspices of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with the intention to introduce the results of implemented in Lithuania national IAEA technical co-operation project LIT 9008 „Optimization of Radiation Protection of Patients in Diagnostic Radiology through the Monitoring of Patient Doses” and to discuss medical exposure problems and new aspects of ensuring radiation protection of patient.
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