The 13th issue of Aktis, IRSN’s scientific newsletter, is available
This lastest issue focuses on geochemical investigations downstream from former mines, treats of NUCLEA, a thermodynamic database for materials and deals with the assessment of the “biological dose” received in the case of contamination and with using stem cells to treat radiation-induced visceral pain.
EURADOS Young Scientist Award goes to IRSN researcher
The work rewarded relates to an intercomparison
proposed and implemented by LEDI as part of EURADOS. The intercomparison aimed
to evaluate the internal dose received by nuclear workers, as part of
epidemiological studies on the induced risks of uranium exposure.
Launch of the European CONFIDENCE project
The kick-off meeting for the European CONFIDENCE project took place in Karlsruhe, Germany on 16 and 17 February. CONFIDENCE was selected after a call for projects by CONCERT, the European joint programming tool whose goals include consolidating various radioprotection research projects.
IRSN team wins Electronic Poster Award
An IRSN team (PRP-HOM/UEM) working with physicists from several medical centers won the jury's "special mention" for its electronic poster presented during the Journées Francophones de la Radiologie (JFR) in Paris in October 2016.
Kick-off of the European TERRITORIES project
On Friday, January 27, 2017, the kick-off meeting was held in Paris for the European TERRITORIES project, which was selected in a call for projects by CONCERT, a European “joint programming” tool which counts integrating radiation protection research among its objectives.
First power operation of the CABRI reactor since 2003
The last quarter of 2016 included the first power operation tests of the
Cabri facility in more than a decade. A long test campaign of power
transients (startup tests) will begin in January 2017 to characterize
the entire operating domain of the facility. The startup tests verify
that this CEA experimental reactor is ready for the first test of IRSN's
CABRI International Program (CIP).
AMORAD project: IRSN team participates in campaign in Japan
Since 14 November 2016, a team from IRSN's Biogeochemistry, Bioavailability and Radionuclide Transfer Laboratory (L2BT) has been working in the forests of Fukushima to take samples. It is the third campaign of this type carried out as part of the AMORAD project to improve models to forecast dispersion and evaluate the impact of radionuclides in the environment.