In 1994, the Kola inspectorate for radiation safety monitoring--a division of the now-defunct Gosatomnadzor
federal nuclear safety authority--decided to shut Radon down.
In 1996, inspectors from Gosatomnadzor
, the civil radiation protection agency, were barred from inspecting the site.
In 1994, an inspection of the Radon facility by the Kola Regional offices of Gosatomnadzor, Russia's former nuclear oversight body, uncovered that the installation's technical specifications didn't met legal specifications and decided to shut it down
This, he said, made it possible to reach an agreement with Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Oversight--the successor organization to Gosatomnadzor, which was shuttered as a Ministry and reduced to an agency in 2003--on a project to remove the nuclear waste containers from the Murmansk RosRAO site.
Atomenergoprom said on 9 November that Gosatomnadzor
had issued the licence on 24 October and that this corresponds to a 2010 Belarus law on licensing nuclear-related activities.
Their activities included observations of regulatory activities, interviews and discussions with staff from Gosatomnadzor
, the Ministry for Emergency Situations, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment.