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Environmental radiology & Radioecology

Radioactive substances occur all over the world both naturally and in many different working activities, including industry and healthcare. The use is subject to extensive safety and training requirements so that work is done in a safe way, both in terms of personnel and the public. Some events could lead to the situation not being under control, such as nuclear accidents, transportation accidents and thefts of radioactive sources.

Research in the field of radiaton safety covers a wide range of issues in nuclear safety, radiation protection and nuclear non-proliferation. Nuclear non-proliferation involves prevention of substances and equipment used by civilians to manufacture nuclear weapons.

This research includes:

  • How are humans affected by low levels of ionizing radiation?
  • How does this affect the way nuclear power plants control nuclear safety?
  • What impact do radioactive substances have on the environment?
  • How is radiation safety ensured in the short and long term when it comes to disposal of spent fuel?
  • How does one maintain safety of aging nuclear power plants?

Specific research projects within environmental radiology & radioecology can be viewed by clicking through the menu.

Page Manager: Johan Spetz|Last update: 9/20/2016

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