Caesium 137 – Contamination of Game in Austria

The nuclear disaster in Chernobyl on 26th April, 1986 resulted in the release of large quantities of radioactive substances into the environment. The repercussions of this incident are still measurable. However, only the long-lifetime isotope Caesium 137 is still of importance in terms of radiation exposure in Central Europe.

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The Fukushima Reactor Disaster 5 Years On

A tsunami, caused by the most severe seaquake in Japanese records, devastated the country’s northern coast and led to the disastrous incident at the Fukushima nuclear power station on 11th March, 2011.

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Nuclear Emergency Response

The accidents at the nuclear power stations in Chernobyl (26th April, 1986) and Fukushima (11th March, 2011) have shown that the results of a design basis accident can be disastrous. This is why careful emergency management is required under all circumstances.

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Radon - an invisible threat

Radon is a natural, radioactive noble gas. Radon and its radioactive decay products (polonium, bismuth, lead) can get into the lungs when inhaled, where they can cause damage to the upper cell layers and increase the risk of lung cancer.

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Breast Cancer Early Detection Programme

The Reference Centre for Technical Quality Assurance is part of the Austrian Breast Screening Programme and ensures the maintenance of high standards for equipment used by participating radiologists.

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