Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2024. Vol. 69. № 2


N.K. Shandala, S.M. Kiselev, V.A. Seregin, A.A. Filonova, D.V. Isaev 

Scientific and Methodological Support of Health and Epidemiological Supervision during the Remediation of Nuclear Legacy Facilities and Sites and Tasks for the Future

A.I. Burnazyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center, Moscow, Russia

Contact person: Nataliya K. Shandala, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The article deals with and characterizes the main achievements in one of the leading areas in the activities of the SRC-FMBC – medical and health physics support of radiation safety when managing the nuclear legacy of the Russian Federation. An advanced methodology for radiation and health physics monitoring is presented, which has become a reliable guarantee of an adequate response to current challenges associated with the operation of sites for spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste temporary storage in the Northwest Russia. Special attention is paid to topical issues of radiation and health physics survey of the coastal part of the areas inhabited by the population of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation and the development of regulatory documents. Prospects for further development of research in order to improve radiation safety have been identified.

Keywords: nuclear and radiation safety, nuclear legacy, radiation and health physics monitoring, population, personnel, radionuclides, doses, regulatory documents

For citation: Shandala NK, Kiselev SM, Seregin VA, Filonova AA, Isaev DV. Scientific and Methodological Support of Health and Epidemiological Supervision during the Remediation of Nuclear Legacy Facilities and Sites and Tasks for the Future. Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2024;69(2):30–37. (In Russian). DOI:10.33266/1024-6177-2024-69-2-30-37



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Conflict of interest. The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Financing. The study had no sponsorship.

Contribution. collection and processing and writing of the text – Shandala N., Kiselev S., Seregin V., Filonova A., Isaev D. – equal participation.

Article received: 20.11.2023. Accepted for publication: 27.12.2023.