According to the Law on Protection against Ionizing Radiation and Nuclear Safety (“RS Official Gazette”, Nos. 36/09 and 93/12), systematic testing of radioactivity in the environment is carried out to determine the presence of radionuclides in the environment and to assess the level of exposure of the population with ionizing radiation under regular conditions, in case of suspected accident and during the incident.
The monitoring of radioactivity is carried out in accordance with the Rulebook on the establishment of programs for systematic testing of radioactivity in the environment (“RS Official Gazette”, No. 100/10). The program identifies places, time intervals, types and methods of systematic testing of radioactivity in the environment.
According to the environmental monitoring program in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, continuous testing and measurements of radioactivity in different types of samples are performed: air, precipitation, soil, river water, drinking water, food products of plant and animal origin, milk and animal feed. .
The Agency for the Protection of Ionizing Radiation and Nuclear Safety of Serbia publishes an annual report on the level of exposure of the population to ionizing radiation from the environment in the Republic of Serbia.
Radiation Accident Announcement System
In order to act in a timely manner in the event of a radiation accident, in order to avoid and reduce the harmful effects of radiation on human health and life and the environment, a continuous automatic has been established in Serbia Radiation Accident Announcement System .
In early 2011, the Agency for the Protection of Ionizing Radiation and Nuclear Safety of Serbia signed an agreement with the European Union under which data from the System of timely notification of a radiation incident are sent to the European data exchange network EURDEP ( European Radiologcal Data Exchange Platform a>). With this agreement, the Agency undertakes to transmit the ambient dose equivalent strength data to the EURDEP network under regular conditions and in emergency situations. The agreement also provides the Agency with access to radioactivity monitoring data from all other EURDEP Member States so that the Agency has, at all times, data on ambient dose equivalent strength values measured in European Union countries.