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The Institute of Nuclear Physics

Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Aksai branch

Aksai branch

INP activities at the Karachaganak oil gas condensate field are primarily associated with the presence of six underground nuclear cavities, which were created in 1983-1984 and were supposed to be used as underground storages of gas condensate (LIRA facility).

INP’s Aksai branch was established in 1998, which is a production base for carrying out works in project “Complex research and LIRA facilities monitoring”.

During 6 years developed and implemented a complex monitoring system, including monitoring of the radionuclide, macro- and microelement soil composition, surface and subsurface water. As a result of radioecological research of human settlements, adjacent to KOGCF, it was confirmed that the radiation exposure on the population from LIRA facilities was absent. In 2004 a new direction was indicated that has no analogues in the world – the transition to liquidation technologies of underground nuclear cavities.

Having a special status, INP’s Aksai branch cooperates with many organizations on the import of radioactive sources, as well as provides them with a base storage and dosimetric inspection on the sites of radioisotope equipment installation.

Scientific-technical potential and the international experience from cooperation allows Aksai branch to qualitatively execute radioecological and ecological projects. It is confirmed by the Quality System Certificate № 00059 of the State Certification System of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Aksai branch conducts:

  • Measuring the radiation characteristics of the objects of environment, construction, metal waste, industrial facilities, other hydrocarbon products e.t.c.
  • Chemical analysis of water (drinking, subsurface, surface), soil and priming, industrial waste with the hazard class definition, hydrocarbon production