ROV GNOM makes inspections of some parts of nuclear power stations and reactors, such as water-supply systems, checking the condition of radioactive waste and walls of reservoirs, old nuclear fuel in reservoirs (pools). Our company delivered two GNOMs to the company 'Rosenergoatom' and ROVs are working there with great success.
GNOM was also used in the Kara sea for monitoring the sunken old nuclear fuel containers near Novaya Zemlya (the expedition of Ministry of Emergency Situations in 2006). It provided an examination of sunken containers with nuclear wastes, a visual survey and measurements of radiation were also done. For this researches the underwater Gamma-spectrometer made in Kurchatov Institute was mounted on a ROV, GNOM brought it to the sunken containers, then did the measurements and data were written into the memory. After GNOM returned back to the ship, the data were uploaded to the PC.