Founded on January 4, 1996.
Fundamental and applied research is carried out in the following areas:
- geochemistry and cosmochemistry;
- sources of raw materials for nuclear energy;
- management of industrial and domestic waste;
- technogenic and environmental safety, civilian defence.
Principal achievements and developments of the Institute are:
- Environmental risks due to the impacts of Chornobyl accident have been assessed and strategic decisions towards further mitigation of their environment damage proposed.
- Mechanisms for decontaminating man-made and natural objects, mechanisms of ecosystems' self-purification, forecasting models of radioecological situation on polluted territories have been determined.
- Potential radiological hazards of radioactive waste concentrated in Chornobyl exclusion zone have been estimated and strategic decisions concerning hazards minimization proposed.
- Potential suitable areas and geological formations have been identified for the burial of short-lived radioactive waste in surface depots and long-lived radioactive waste in underground geological depots.
- An integrated program has been developed for radioactive waste management in the period of Chornobyl NPP decommissioning and tranforming the 'Ukryttia' ('Shelter') facility into an environmentally appropriate system.
- Geochemical processes that control the rate of natural decontamination of the environment have been identified and evolution dynamics of radioactive environment after major nuclear accidents determined.
- The evolution of uranium ore formation in the Precambrian period of the Ukrainian Shield has been investigated and the possibility of discovering high-grade and complex uranium ores on its territory substantiated;
- New types of cosmic matter have been discovered and studied.
- Screener automated system for spectromenry of human internal radiation has been developed and patented in Ukraine.
- A vehicle-borne aerogramme complex for remote radiation monitoring has been developed and used in ecological monitoring;
- "PRS-Vector" portable workstation for integrated environment monitoring has been developed and patented in Ukraine.
Researchers from IEG NASU are examining buildings according to the aims of the project "Decontamination of Urban Environment"; town of Prypiat, 1992
Isotope measurements by Ultra Low Lewel a-b-Spectrometr "Quantulus 1220-003"