13 April 2020 – Update for residents of Kyiv, Ukraine. Noting the large number of misleading stories and articles which continue in the media this week. I would like to give a further update regarding the fire in the Exclusion Zone...
The regulatory guide for reviewing the licensee’s technical report for the extension of the operating period of commercial power reactors, enacted in November 2013, requires evaluation of the proof stress of the concrete structures of nuclear power plants operated...
On 18 March, TEPCO inserted the PMORPH robot into unit 1 in the first of a series of four planned robot explorations of the basement area of its primary containment vessel (PCV) around the pedestal, on which the reactor pressure vessel sits....
During the 2nd week in January 2017, slightly elevated levels of iodine-131 were observed over northern and western Europe. The levels were measured during a temperature inversion, along with elevated levels of naturally occurring radioisotopes. The deployment of an WC-135 (Constant-Phoenix) air monitoring aircraft...
Despite best efforts, safety measures cannot completely guarantee prevention of high magnitude accidents, which  sometimes do occur. With this in mind, it is therefore necessary that countries and organisations, are fully prepared, in order to reduce the impact of...
The EUROSAFE Forum 2013 on Safe Disposal of Nuclear Waste, took place on 4th and 5th November 2013 in Cologne, Germany. The event was fairly well attended with over 350 participants from 28 countries according to EUROSAFE. In general, the Forum an...
DOSE LIMITS (Abstract) A dose limit is defined in the International Basic Safety Standards (BSS) as “The value of the effective dose or the equivalent dose to individuals from controlled practices that shall not be exceeded.  The limits on effective...
Radiation Protection Course Level 1 (Basic) First Published August 1998 Second Publication September 1999 (PDF) download online Third Publication September 2005 Currently being adapted for online learning June/July 2020 Anthony J Addington-Barker Course Outline – Available online and classroom Introduction – What is Radiation        Nature...

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