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Assessment of the situation of centres of competence in the fields of nuclear fission and radiation protection: Final Report - Executive Summary

Funded under: FP6-EURATOM

Abstract

An assessment of the present situation concerning centres of competence in the fields of nuclear fission and radiation protection has been carried out with the intention of drawing strategic conclusions as regards further needs in these fields, based on the actual situation and perceived future developments. This study was initiated by the programme committee for the Euratom research and training programme in the field of Nuclear Energy (1998-2002).

The study was carried out by the Gesellschaft für Anlagenund Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) mbH in co-operation with the Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, the Nuclear Research Institute Rez. plc and the International R&D Project Consultancy.

The downward trend in numbers of newly educated specialists in nuclear fission and radiation protection, together with the ageing and non-replacement of retired experts, ageing and closing of experimental facilities, decrease of analytical capabilities in nuclear science as well as much reduced funding of R&D in these areas, give rise to serious concerns.

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Record Number: 2583 / Last updated on: 2003-09-26
Category: STUD
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