Radioactivity & the Environment
There are many important reasons to expand UK research on radioactivity in the environment. In response to tough targets for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, it is possible that a new generation of nuclear power plants may be commissioned in the UK and elsewhere. The UK faces serious legacy issues associated with radioactive waste and contaminated sites; and there has been a recent change in paradigm for environmental protection from radiation.
To address this, NERC is commissioning a £5m, five-year capacity-building research programme - Radioactivity & the Environment - with projects planned to run between 2013-14 and 2017-18. It will form part of the NERC contribution to the wider RCUK Energy Programme and falls under NERC's environment, pollution & human health (EPHH) strategic theme. More about the Radioactivity & the Environment research programme
10 Oct 2012
A brokerage event was held to bring the community together to provide the background to this programme and its call. The agenda and presentations given at the workshop are available. Radioactivity and the Environment - Programme brokerage event
16 Feb 2012
Membership of the Expert Group to advise on the scope of the Radioactivity and the Environment research programme has been confirmed. Radioactivity and the Environment Expert Group