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17 May 2021 | IRSN | Ability for service up to 50 years for EDF's 900 MWe reactor vessels: IRSN's conclusions newspicture Ability for service up to 50 years for EDF's 900 MWe reactor vessels: IRSN's conclusions

The ageing and the prolongation live duration of old nuclear power plants is an essential topic in term of safety challenges.

 

17 May 2021 | GRS | Chernobyl: 35th anniversary of the nuclear disaster newspicture Chernobyl: 35th anniversary of the nuclear disaster

On April 26th the Chernobyl disaster was 35 years ago. How is the situation on the site today? Which works are currently going on? And how is taken care of the radioactive waste?

17 May 2021 | JSI | Testing a new exercise at the JSI TRIGA reactor - Cherenkov radiation-based power meter newspicture Testing a new exercise at the JSI TRIGA reactor - Cherenkov radiation-based power meter

As one of the tasks in Work Package 4 of the ENEEP project, a search for novel experimental education activities was performed, which resulted in a shortlist of new experiments for possible future implementation and integration in the activities offered by ENEEP. One of the identified new experiments – a Cherenkov radiation-based power meter – was successfully set up at the JSI TRIGA reactor.

17 May 2021 | IRSN | New tests to simulate nuclear fuel behaviour in the event of a loss-of-coolant accident newspicture New tests to simulate nuclear fuel behaviour in the event of a loss-of-coolant accident

IRSN is involved in PERFROI, an international project to complete the safety knowledge in case of a loss of coolant accident.

17 May 2021 | GRS | On call 24/7 - how GRS supports the Federal Radiological Situation Centre newspicture On call 24/7 - how GRS supports the Federal Radiological Situation Centre

In the course of the new Radiation Protection Act (2017) the Federal Radiological Emergency Centre was established. GRS has by law been assigned the task of supporting the Federal Radiological Emergency Centre in its work together with different Federal Offices. In our interview, GRS expert Dr Albert Kreuser explains how the emergency organisation at GRS works and how his colleagues prepare for a possible mission.

17 May 2021 | IRSN | Research into a new treatment for patients with acute radiation syndrome newspicture Research into a new treatment for patients with acute radiation syndrome

IRSN presents the RESCUE project, a treatment strategy to deal with acute radiation syndrome.

 

 

17 May 2021 | GRS | Electricity from nuclear fusion: Experts open up new territory for fusion plant licensing newspicture Electricity from nuclear fusion: Experts open up new territory for fusion plant licensing

Nuclear fusion occurs naturally in the sun. On Earth, meanwhile, fusing two atoms involves a great deal of effort. The more research is done in this field, the sooner will concepts for commercial fusion plants appear on the horizon. A research project of GRS and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is now looking at the regulatory framework for such plants.

17 May 2021 | GRS | Searching a site for a repository: scientific methodology for a site comparison newspicture Searching a site for a repository: scientific methodology for a site comparison

GRS developed the methodological bases and recommendations for the site selection procedure in Germany. The synthesis report and ten supplementary technical reports are available on the GRS website.

17 May 2021 | JSI | NENE 2021 Newspicture NENE 2021

The Nuclear Society of Slovenia cordially invites you to participate at the jubilee 30th Nuclear Energy for New Europe - NENE2021.

26 Apr 2021 | SSTC NRS | Expansion of Services for Safe Future newspicture Expansion of Services for Safe Future

The State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) adheres to its mission of scientific and technical support for state regulation of nuclear and radiation safety in Ukraine to protect the public and the environment against man-made radiological effects and recognizes that comprehensive development and expansion of capabilities are among its responsibilities.

26 Apr 2021 | SSTC NRS | Commissioning of Chornobyl ISF-2 Ongoing newspicture Commissioning of Chornobyl ISF-2 Ongoing

In April, the licensing process for operation of the dry interim spent fuel storage facility (ISF-2) at the Chornobyl NPP is to be completed.

26 Apr 2021 | SSTC NRS | Nuclear and Radiation Safety as Platform for Professional Communication of Scholars newspicture Nuclear and Radiation Safety as Platform for Professional Communication of Scholars

With the formation and development of nuclear industry in Ukraine, it became obvious that a scientific and technical journal which would openly discuss safety issues of nuclear technology should be established. For this purpose, the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS), jointly with the Odessa State Polytechnic University, founded Nuclear and Radiation Safety Journal in 1998. March 2021 marks the 23rd anniversary of the first issue of Nuclear and Radiation Safety Journal.

26 Apr 2021 | SSTC NRS | Rivne Newspicture Rivne-1 Can Be Operated until 2030

Upon review of the Periodic Safety Review Report for Rivne-1, the Board of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine allowed long-term operation of Rivne-1 until 22 December 2030.

26 Apr 2021 | SURO | National Radiation Protection Institute (SÚRO) introduction newspicture Introduction of the National Radiation Protection Institute (SÚRO), Czech Republic

The National Radiation Protection Institute (SURO) is a non-profit organization established by the State Office for Nuclear Safety (SUJB, Czech regulatory authority in the field of in the peaceful utilisation of nuclear energy and ionizing radiation) in 1995.

26 Apr 2021 | SURO Experience from a targeted professional disinformation campaign in the field of radiation protection in 2017

In the area of radiation protection, many subjects influence laypeople´s attitudes. In the last years, media became a powerful player in this field. In this perspective the problem arises that it is possible to misuse the media for political or ideological purposes. The Czech Republic faced a professional disinformation campaign in the field of radiation protection for the first time in 2017.

 

 

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