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Exploring a better tomorrow

We are constantly exploring. And have been since 1952. Driven by our passion for nuclear technology and empowered by our unique infrastructure. SCK CEN explores the limits of the possible. In this way, we continuously expand our knowledge in various nuclear fields. But no matter how many directions we explore, we always have the same goal in mind: developing innovative nuclear applications for a better world. Why? Because we are convinced that we can make a gigantic difference with one of the smallest elements on Earth – the atom. Both now and in the future. For people and nature. Read on and you will discover exactly how we do it.

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Engineer, account manager, technician or researcher? Come work at SCK CEN and join a team of pioneers. Every day we go for our goals and increase our nuclear expertise – driven by a tireless ambition to provide solutions to societal challenges.


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You are young and you want to do something. Or in your case: you are a student and strive for a better future, where everyone feels safe. The SCK CEN Academy offers a wide range of nuclear training courses, internships and learning opportunities for all future thinkers.

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SCK CEN has more than 70 years of experience in research on nuclear applications. With that expertise, we can guide and support your organisation in various radioactive issues.

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29 February '24

SCK CEN sheds light on the long-term effects of radioisotopes in rivers and enhances protection for humans and nature

New method for assessing the impact of medical radiopharmaceuticals on the environment

When you receive a diagnosis or treatment involving medical radioisotopes in the hospital, a small amount of radioactivity ends up in the sewer after your restroom visit. But what if we use more of these medical substances in the future? Will the existing protective measures still be effective? Research conducted by SCK CEN, the Belgian Nuclear Research Center, provides a way to assess the safety of these discharges. As part of the European SINFONIA project, experts proactively investigated the potential long-term effects of hospital wastewater on the environment and human health. The result is a new methodology for more accurately assessing the possible impact on people, animals, and the environment. “This approach is particularly useful for predicting the impact of future new medications on the ecosystem and proactively adjusting regulations as needed,” emphasizes Jordi Vives i Batlle, an expert in impact studies at SCK CEN.

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