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Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative
The DOE Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) was launched in fiscal
year 2003 as an outgrowth of the Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA)
Program, which was authorized by Congress in fiscal year 2001, to address
pressing nuclear issues facing the United States:
• nuclear energy and waste management concerns
• declining US nuclear infrastructure
•global nuclear leadership
Occupational, public and environmental radiation protection
is a major challenge in the industrial applications of ionising radiation,
both in the nuclear and non-nuclear domain, as well as in other areas
such as the medical and research area. As is the case with all nuclear
expertise, there is a trend of a decreasing number of experts in radiation
protection due to various reasons. Therefore, maintaining a high level
of competencies in this field is crucial for (i) the future research
and development of applications of ionising radiation and (ii) the assurance
of the protection of workers, the public and the environment.
The ENETRAP project ("European Network for Education
and Training in RAdiological Protection" - 6FP project n° 516529)
aims at establishing a sustainable Education and Training (E&T)
infrastructure for radiation protection as an essential component to
combat the decline in expertise and to ensure the continuation of the
high level of radiation protection knowledge. This infrastructure needs
to offer both the initial training (“Education”) and the
unceasing maintenance of the level of competencies (“Training”).
In total 11 partners, 8 research centres and 3 universities,
are joined in this project. It is our belief that the development of
a common European radiation protection and safety culture and, based
on that, the mutual recognition of radiation protection courses and
the acquired competencies of radiation protection experts is a real
need. The harmonization of E&T is a requisite starting point and
will furthermore help and promote the mobility of workers and students
throughout the European countries.
activities in the field of nuclear safety
European website on Decommissioning of Nuclear Installations
INIS & Nuclear Knowledge Management:
The new site unites the two formerly separate IAEA websites
and nuclear knowledge management and informs you about activities,
products and services of the Section, i.e. nuclear information in INIS
and nuclear knowledge management.
NucNet News Service:
NucNet is the world's nuclear news agency - a subscription-based news
service offering a steady stream of up-to-the-minute news about the
most important developments in the nuclear energy field world-wide.
This Web site gives a selective overview of the agency's total output.
SCK•CEN (Belgian Nuclear Research Centre):
(Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie - Centre d'étude de l'Energie
The Nuclear Market
The Virtual Nuclear Tourist
The USA Nuclear Regulatory Commission: THE U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an independent agency
established by the U.S. Congress under the Energy Reorganization Act
of 1974 to ensure adequate protection of the public health and safety,
the common defense and security, and the environment in the use of nuclear
materials in the United States.
ONDRAF/NIRAS: Belgian agency for radioactive waste
and enriched fissile materials