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  • Radioactief transport  (2022)
    24 November '22

    INES 1 due to mislabelling nuclear transport

    In April 2022, an outgoing transport from SCK CEN had missing and incorrect labels and the content description in the transport document was incorrect. This is only an administrative anomaly, which has no impact on the well-being of our staff, the population or the environment.

  • SCK CEN - Infrastructuur BR2 (2019)
    18 November '22

    Belgian research reactor BR2 will not start up in November

    The start of this 35-day cycle was scheduled for 28 October but was postponed due to a mechanical failure of a non-return valve. The necessary inspections were immediately carried out and are now finished. Based on the inspections, a safety analysis was performed and a file was handed over to the safety authorities. The talks with the safety authorities did not result in an approval to start up so far. Therefore, SCK CEN decided to cancel this cycle.

  • SCK CEN - Artemis I - MARE-experiment (2022)
    15 November '22

    300 Belgian sensors aboard Artemis I

    SCK CEN helps map exposure to cosmic radiation on lunar missions

    Three hundred Belgian sensors will fly with the Artemis I mission to the moon. Those sensors come from the nuclear research centre SCK CEN and, along with some 10,900 other sensors, are hanging from the mannequins Helga and Zohar. Both mannequins will map the exposure to cosmic radiation during a lunar mission, while testing a specially designed space vest. ©Picture/video: NASA and DLR