Radioactivity and the Environment



  • NERC's Innovation Placements (closing date – 29th June 2017) call
    NERC's Innovation Placements (closing date – 29th June 2017) call is inviting researchers to apply for six to 12 month placements based in business, policy and civil organisations. Partners include the Office of Nuclear Regulation.
    See for further details.
  • Heather Sanders, TREE PhD student at the University of Nottingham came 2nd at a recent postgrad conference
    See @heatherksanders for information.
  • HydroFrame project PDRA Vacancy
    A vacancy has arisen to undertake high quality research investigating the migration of colloids and attached radionuclides by developing detailed models of the Colloid Formation and Transport (CFT) experiment in the Grimsel Test Site operated by NAGRA in Switzerland.
  • New Publications from the Environment Agency available on the open government license
  • Joint Programme of research, development and demonstration (RD&D) in the field of Radioactive Waste Management and Disposal

    The aim of JOPRAD, which is a European Commission funded project, is to prepare the way for the setting up of a Joint Programme of research, development and demonstration (RD&D) in the field of Radioactive Waste Management and Disposal.

    Such a Joint Programme will coordinate collaborative RD&D projects in response to a future EC call. The R&D activities are related to geological disposal of spent fuel and other high activity long lived radioactive waste, including waste management aspects linked with their disposal and other complementary activities (Education and Training, as well as Knowledge Management).

    As part of this process JOPRAD has developed a Programme Document which includes a Strategic Research Agenda identifying those areas of common interest between Waste Management Organisations, Regulatory Technical Support Organisations and Research Entities. The intent is that this will form the scientific and technical basis of a future Joint Programme.

    The contents of the Programme Document will be discussed at the forthcoming JOPRAD Programme Document Workshop (Consultation document) that will take place on 4th April 2017 in London, UK in support of recently initiated consultation.

  • Radioactive Waste Management Limited have a vacancy, suitable for a PhD radiochemist / geochemist, to develop as RWM's technical expert in this area. It is an exciting role, defining RWMs national and international research programme, managing a large budget, fulfilling the role of 'Intelligent Customer' under our regulatory commitments and owning our knowledge base in this discipline.


  • RWM support study of wildlife near Chernobyl News article on NDA website. 21 May 2015.
  • Congratulations to Lindsay McMillan, one of the poster prize winners at the joint EPSRC Geowaste/NERC RATE meeting (February 2015), for the effective communication of the results and implications of her research.
    February 2015.