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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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Bristol researchers venture to the Chernobyl red forest

A multidisciplinary group of researchers from the University of Bristol, as part of the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR), recently travelled to Chernobyl exclusion zone, 33 years after the nuclear accident at the power plant in Ukraine. The team carried out a series of radiation mapping surveys using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) including the […]

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