The radioecology group participates to a new NKS-project "OPTIMETHOD", Optimization of analytical methods for simultaneous determination of important alpha emitting radionuclides in nuclear and environmental samples. An inter-comparison will be performed among Nordic laboratories participating to the project, using alpha spectrometry as determination technique. The projects starts in February 2018. Further information can be found at NKS's website.

A pilot project dealing with radionuclides that are difficult to measure in nuclear decommissioning wastes is being executed in co-operation with VTT during 2018. The main focus of the experimental work has been analysis of 55Fe and 63Ni in pressure vessel steel. M.Sc. work is being produced within the project by Taneli Iso-Markku. The results of the work will be presented in two conferences in 2018:

13th International Symposium on Nuclear and Environmental Radiochemical Analysis: ERA13

in Cambridge, UK, 17-20 September 2018

and

NKS-B RADWORKSHOP 2018

in Roskilde, Denmark, 8-12 October 2018

See you there!