Public Environmental Center for Sustainable Development

Хакатон за студенти и ученици ще се проведе от 20 до 22 март във Варна.

Smart environmental solutions will be developed by students

Smart applications for the environment will be one of the area in which students will compete during the “Smart Solutions for Smart Varna” hackathon. The competition will be held from March 20 to 22 in Varna. Participants will have the opportunity to be creative in several areas, including: environment and infrastructure; digital transformation in education; digitalization in management and administration; sports and entertainment.

The event is free of charge and aims to attract students with an interest in IT. Participants must be 15 years or older. Teams of 2 to 5 people are drawn up to prepare a software or hardware project with a technology of their choice. According to the predefined theme, the goal is to create a concept and develop a pilot version of the application.

During the event will be provided mentors, food and drinks, certificates of participation and special awards for the best teams.

The inauguration will take place on March 20, 2020 in Hall 1 of YIU – Varna, after that the competition will continue in halls 50 – 53 at the Center for Research and Application of New Information and Communication Technologies (CIPNICT).

Hackathon Smart Solutions for Smart Varna is being organized to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Varna University of Economics in collaboration with Mentormate and Varna Municipality.


С подкрепата на:
Проектът "Подобряване на общественото познание за ролята на гражданскатат организация за общността" се изпълнява с финансовата подкрепа на Исландия, Лихтенщайн и Норвегия по линия на Финансовия механизъм на ЕИП. Основната цел на проекта е подобряване информираността на гражданите за ролята на неправителствените организации в обществото.
Този материал е създаден с финансовата подкрепа на Фонд Активни граждани България по Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство. Цялата отговорност за съдържанието на документа се носи от Обществен център за околна среда и устойчиво развитие и при никакви обстоятелства не може да се приема, че този материал отразява официалното становище на Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство и Оператора на Фонд Активни граждани България.

Снимка: wikipedia.org

Let’s remember! Four nuclear accidents in less than 3 months in Japan

Four nuclear accidents happened in less than 3 months in Japan in the same NPP and with the same reactor. The action took place 39 years ago, in the period January – March. The radiation leaks were from Japan’s first boiling water reactor, the one at Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant (Central Japan), built in 1974 in 48 months. As a result of the incidents, authorities have officially notified 278 people have been exposed.

The series of accidents in early 1981 ended on March 8. Then, 16 tons of radioactive water flow from the cooling system of the first unit. The cause was a crack in a pipe that causes radiation to escape into the environment. 56 Tsuruga NPP employees have been exposed to radiation during this incident alone. What is even more terrible is that the accident has been covered up for 40 days.

The Tsuruga NPP is located in Fukui Prefecture. It is owned by Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC). The area of ​​the complex is 5.12 km2. There are two experimental reactors on the plant site: Fugen (decommissioned) and Monju. They are property of the Japan Nuclear Cycle Research Institute. Tsuruga NPP has two units and two more are under construction since 2017 and 2018.

An interesting fact is that the first accident occurred just a few months after the plant was opened. On October 1, 1974, 13 tons of radioactive water were discharged into the sea and 37 employees at the NPP were irradiated.

In 1994 at the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant, the experimental Monju reactor of fast neutrons for nuclear fuel reproduction was launched. Only a year later, strong vibrations in the second round of its cooling system cause the thermometric probe to break. Sodium leaks, causing a strong fire. Neither the alarm nor the automatic reactor shutdown system was triggered by the accident. The reactor has been stopped manually after about an hour and a half. Monju has been decommissioned for 14 years.

Five years after the incident, on June 12, 1999, another accident occurred and about 90 tons of radioactive water leakage from the second unit of Tsuruga NPP.

A number of other repair-related accidents were also discovered late, in which NPP personnel were exposed to high doses of radiation.

Japan’s Nuclear Energy Control Committee formally acknowledges in its 2013 report that a second unit of the Tsuruga NPP was built on an active fracture of the earth’s crust, which is prohibited by Japanese law, Kyodo news agency reported.

Photo: wikipedia


С подкрепата на:
Проектът "Подобряване на общественото познание за ролята на гражданскатат организация за общността" се изпълнява с финансовата подкрепа на Исландия, Лихтенщайн и Норвегия по линия на Финансовия механизъм на ЕИП. Основната цел на проекта е подобряване информираността на гражданите за ролята на неправителствените организации в обществото.
Този материал е създаден с финансовата подкрепа на Фонд Активни граждани България по Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство. Цялата отговорност за съдържанието на документа се носи от Обществен център за околна среда и устойчиво развитие и при никакви обстоятелства не може да се приема, че този материал отразява официалното становище на Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство и Оператора на Фонд Активни граждани България.

Leaf by leaf

Recycling an 1 ton of paper saves the live of 17 trees. You can see how we from PECSD do that!

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