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