The Project “KROK do Bezpeky” (STEP to Safety) Has Launched a Hotline 0 800 21 41 61 to Consult Citizens on Radiation Safety
In frames of the “KROK do Bezpeky” (STEP to Safety) information campaign there operates a hotline 0 800 21 41 61. The citizens who have found sources of ionizing radiation or objects with signs of radioactivity can find support here.
"It is important for us not only to tell people in the information materials about the rules of conduct and actions in case of contact with sources of ionizing radiation (IRS) and objects with signs of radioactivity, but also to support them. Not everyone can get his/her bearings at once, not everyone can remember the order of actions. Therefore, in such situations it is important to be able to talk to a specialist who will help with advice or answer questions, will give an explanation about the Project, about ionizing radiation sources, can explain the law on the absence of criminal responsibility in case of voluntary notification or surrender of IRS items or devices. Very often a person needs the last push, the desire to make sure that he really is not threatened with responsibility for the right act. And even more so, to learn about the rules of conduct in contact with sources, because amateur activities on these issues will have serious consequences for life and health.
Therefore, on working days our specialists are on duty at the number 0 800 21 41 61, and will provide professional advice on radiation safety and IRS management. After receipt of the advice a citizen can report about dangerous radioactive items to the Police, SES or local authorities. After such notification, the emergency response mechanism defined by the Law and normative documents will be activated. Specialists will seize the item and send it for safekeeping to the Dnipro branch of the Radon Association”. This is how Olena Salnyk, the Project Manager of the “KROK do Bezpeky” information campaign, commented on the hotline operation.