The partnership recently concluded between the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK CEN) and the Institut National des Radioéléments (IRE) has made it possible to find a structural solution for the management of all of the highly radioactive residues stored at the IRE’s site in Fleurus (Belgium) which have resulted from the production of radioactive isotopes for medical purposes.
State-of-the-art technology for nuclear medicine
With the public-public partnership RECUMO, SCK CEN and the National Institute for Radio Elements (IRE) reach out to one another. SCK CEN will decontaminate the current and future highly radioactive residues and thus reduce the stock. In this way, RECUMO contributes to the security of supply of medical radio-isotopes, which are indispensable in the fight against cancer. The RECUMO project is being executed in close cooperation with the General Directorate Energy of the FPS Economy, SME and Energy and under the supervision of the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC). The latter impose nuclear safety and security standards and inspect their strict observance.
The RECUMO project rests on three pillars:
Strengthen the RECUMO team:
The RECUMO project is growing so we are looking for different talents.
Research into the management of nuclear materials and highly radioactive uranium residues has a positive impact on people, environment and society. A long-term project such as RECUMO therefore gives a lot of satisfaction to nuclear chemists and physicists.
Engineers follow strict quality and safety instructions in their designs. They must source all aspects of their expertise to ensure that our nuclear infrastructure can withstand any external risk (such as floods, storms and earthquakes).
Management & support
RECUMO requires a long-term vision. Managers and supporting professionals must therefore respect the planning and manage budgets correctly. Lab technicians support our research in a unique environment.