28. October 2021.

Serbian Radiation and Nuclear Safety and Security Directorate (SRBATOM) together with the Emergency Management Sector in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the laboratories responsible for particular testing within the monitoring, participated in the international exercise ConvEx-3 (2021) whose primary purpose was to simulate the emergency in the Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates. The exercise was organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Arab Emirates.

The exercise started on 26 October 2021 at 08.23 am, and for the following 36 hours, the employees at the Directorate and the other participants received and processed information, conducted analyses, prepared announcements in a way this would be performed in case of an actual accident.

The aim of the exercise was to test the response capabilities of the IAEA Member States in case of a nuclear accident.

In this exercise, Serbia made use of JRODOS as the real-time online decision support system for nuclear emergency management for the first time. This platform enables the users to forecast the transmission of the radioactive cloud, to assess the public and environmental impact of a nuclear emergency, and to assess the efficiency of the planned protection measures.

Image shows the simulation of the radioactive clouds movement within 48 hours resented in JRODOS

By conducting the nuclear emergency response activities with possible transboundary consequences, the Republic of Serbia confirmed it is fully capable of responding to such and similar emergencies, and that it possess the adequate protection and rescue mechanisms.

Besides Serbia, another 74 countries and 12 international organizations took part in ConvEx-3 (2021)