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Radiation mapping surveys using UAVs in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Research Area: Nuclear Hazards and Risks PI: Prof. Tom Scott Partners: National Centre for Nuclear Robotics, EPSRC Contact details: t.b.scott@bristol.ac.uk The Challenge The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant occurred during the early hours of Friday 26th April 1986 during a test on the Chernobyl 4 reactor prior to a routine shutdown. The resultant […]

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Partnership Agreed with JAEA for environmental research in Fukushima

Dr Peter Martin and Professor Tom Scott from the Interface Analysis Centre recently travelled to Fukushima in Japan, to secure a five year partnership with the Japanese Atomic Energy Authority (JAEA) to work on isotopic and environmental aspects of the fallout material contaminating the area resulting from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident. The week-long trip […]

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Radiation Mapping In Cornwall

This week, the Hub’s Nuclear Robotics Laboratory Technician Erin Holland & the Interface Analysis Centre’s PhD student Stacy Moore are on a field trip mapping some of the more interesting natural radiation sites in Cornwall. There is background radiation everywhere, but Cornwall is on average more radioactive than most other parts of the British Isles […]

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