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ing the danger of such informational attacks and the scope of their associated socio-psychological consequences for the public. In regions where enterprises using nuclear technologies are located, the creation of information centers capable of online interaction with the population should obviously be viewed as an urgent task for the industry with regard to the public affairs aspects of environmental security.

FUTURE PROSPECTS FOR THE RUSSIAN NUCLEAR INDUSTRY

Regarding future prospects, in our opinion the process that has begun in the industry to convert enterprises to joint-stock companies must not lead to a reduction in the level of environmental security that has been achieved. We expect that implementation of programs to develop the nuclear energy industry complex and develop nuclear and radiation safety, which have been created taking new forms of management into account, will promote resolution of our accumulated environmental problems. Within the framework of corporate management of the use of nuclear power, we must work to strengthen and further develop the foundations that have already been laid for environmental security efforts.

The most important environmental security-related tasks we face at the federal level include the following:

  • Forming a state system for ensuring and monitoring nuclear and radiation safety associated with the use of nuclear power

  • Creating an effective state system for radioactive waste management

  • Creating effective mechanisms for the technical regulation of environmental security

  • Developing the system of state environmental security guarantees, including insurance against nuclear damages

  • Improving the system of environmental protection management

  • Promoting outstanding development of scientific potential in the area of environmental security, which is necessary to provide scientific foundations for activities in this sphere

The top priority tasks for Rosatom enterprises must be the following:

  • Unconditionally meeting the requirements of environmental protection legislation

  • Promoting the evolving increase in levels of environmental security by introducing modern environmental management systems and effective new technologies

These tasks may be accomplished successfully only if the industry collaborates closely with government agencies and the public at all levels.



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