28 Sep 2021 ETSON and IAEA signing newspicture ETSON and IAEA cooperate to strengthen capabilities of Technical and Scientific Support Organisations worldwide

On the occasion of the 65th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), representatives of the IAEA and the European Technical Safety Organisations Network (ETSON) agreed to continue their close cooperation. In line with the Practical Arrangements signed on September 21, ETSON commits itself to further develop a tool allowing for the self-assessment of Technical and Scientific Support Organisations (TSO) and to support the organization of the upcoming IAEA International TSO Conference.

22 Jul 2021 Improving Modeling Accuracy and Interpretation Skills Within ETSON EP&R Community newspicture Improving Modeling Accuracy and Interpretation Skills Within ETSON EP&R Community

The consequences of the radiological and nuclear emergencies may vary from an overexposure of a single person to a transboundary catastrophe with multiple victims and massive radiation contamination. In light of the effort and resources potentially involved in the mitigation, assessment of the radiological consequences during an emergency is a vital stage in the planning and response.

09 Mar 2021 Collection of weblinks to content of ETSON members regarding the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima accident news picture Collection of weblinks to content of ETSON members regarding the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima accident

The  Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident having its 10th anniversary, here is a compilation of content published by the members of ETSON on this occasion.

15 Feb 2021 COVID-19 workshop report newspicture Covid-19: ETSON Workshop Report published

To promote the exchange on the challenges posed to nuclear safety by the current Covid-19 pandemic, ETSON conducted a workshop in 2020. Now ETSON has published a workshop report which summarises the contributions of the partaking organisations.

18 Jan 2021 EURAD project - working together for a safe radioactive waste management newspicture EURAD project - working together for a safe radioactive waste management

The European Joint Programme on Radioactive Waste Management (EURAD) will help the EU member states to obtain the know-how required to implement safe and long-term management of radioactive waste.

16 Dec 2020 Investigating the Zirconium Cladding Tubes of New Paks NPP Fuel Assemblies at Centre for Energy Research nerspicture Investigating the Zirconium Cladding Tubes of New Paks NPP Fuel Assemblies at Centre for Energy Research

At the end of 2020, the operation of new VVER-440 lead test assemblies optimized for the water-uranium ratio will start at the Paks Nuclear Power Plant. With the introduction of new fuel, fewer fresh assemblies will be needed for refuelling of the reactor.

16 Dec 2020 Researchers of EK assessed raw materials to be used in nuclear-grade concretes to reduce nuclear decommissioning costs newspicture Researchers of EK assessed raw materials to be used in nuclear-grade concretes to reduce nuclear decommissioning costs

Scientists of the Centre for Energy Research (EK) studied the activation susceptibility of the pebble-sand fraction of radiation-shielding concretes around nuclear reactors. During the project, a strong research network was formed with the Czech, Polish, Slovakian and Korean participants of the RADCON project.

16 Nov 2020 ETSON Award 2020 newspicture ETSON Award 2020

On November 3, four young experts from ETSON member organisations competed in an online science slam for this year´s ETSON Award. The event, won by an IRSN researcher and his team, had been organised by the network´s Junior Staff Programm.