The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN, created in 1952, is a Foundation of Public Utility with a legal status according to private law under the tutorial of the Belgian federal Minister in charge of Energy.
SCK•CEN is one of the largest research centres in Belgium with laboratories in Mol and registered office in Brussels. Today, about 700 employees advance the peaceful industrial and medical applications of ionising radiation and contribute to SCK•CEN's overall purpose: maintain a centre of excellence for research and peaceful applications of nuclear science.
SCK•CEN was created in order to give the Belgian academic and industrial world access to the worldwide development of nuclear energy. Since 1991, the statutory mission gives the priority to research on issues of societal concern:
- Safety of nuclear installations
- Radiation protection
- Safe treatment and disposal of radioactive waste
- Fight against uncontrolled proliferation of fissile materials
SCK•CEN also develops, gathers and spreads its knowledge through education and communication, and its available know-how and installations are also used for services to the nuclear industry, the medical sector and the government.
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