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Register now for 2nd International Symposium for Resilient Communities!

The Institute for Resilient Communities at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Koriyama City (郡山市), Japan; and the Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST (FREA) are pleased to invite you to the Second International Symposium for Resilient Communities. This symposium will be held in Koriyama City (郡山市), Japan, on April 14-15, 2016. Registration for the symposium is now […]

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JAEA-LBNL Collaboration

Representatives from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency  (Kimiaki Saito, Hiroshi Takemiya, Akiyuki Seki) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Haruko Wainwright, Charuleka Varadharajan, Boris A. Faybishenko, Deb Agarwal, Kai Vetter) met in Berkeley on February 8-9, 2016, to share progress reports on the 2011 Fukushima accident and prepare for future collaboration.  Discussion topics ranged from large-scale environmental monitoring to […]

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IRC staff Andy Haefner and Ryan Pavlovsky, collaborate with JAEA to take environmental radiation measurements in Fukushima

LBNL Nuclear Science Division scientist, Andy Haefner, and UC Berkeley graduate student, Ryan Pavlovsky, are in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan this week to take measurements with the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency. Previously the team took measurements in May 2014, and are returning to take additional readings to compare with data from 2014. Check back for updates […]

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RadWatch DoseNet project to measure radiation around the Bay Area is now live!

The DoseNet project, managed by the RadWatch group at UC Berkeley as part of the IRC’s education and outreach arm, aims to put networked dosimeter devices in schools around the Bay Area with the data collated and displayed through an interactive map. This network is now live, with near real-time data being displayed from locations […]

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IRC’s Dr. Sylvain Costes selected for a NASA Space Radiobiology Research Award

NASA’s Human Research Program funded nine proposals focusing on the use of high-energy beams and heavy ions to simulate the effects of space radiation on the human body. NASA says “These studies will seek to: reduce the uncertainties in risk predictions for cancer and/or other late degenerative diseases; provide the necessary data and knowledge to establish significance […]

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IRC Deputy, Rebecca Abergel, shares new developments on “Treatment of Radionuclide Contamination” at the French Society for Radiation Protection

The French Society for Radiation Protection (SFRP) held a technical meeting on “Internal Contamination: What (are the) Challenges for Tomorrow?” on October 6, 2015. IRC Deputy Director, Rebecca Abergel presented IRC research on “Treatment of Radionuclide Contamination in the United States.” View Rebecca’s presentation (in French). Read Rebecca’s abstract (in French). In France, the current decommissioning projects […]

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The IRC demonstrates a new volumetric gamma-ray imaging concept at IAEA Technology Demonstration Workshop

NSSC Graduate Student Fellow Ross Barnowski is demonstrating the new volumetric gamma-ray imaging concept at the ongoing IAEA Technology Demonstration Workshop this week in Vienna. The concept enables the 3D reconstruction of a scene and the fusion of gamma-ray images in 3D in real time. It brings us one step closer to 3D gamma-ray vision […]

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President of the National Institute of Radiological Sciences to visit the IRC on Monday, Oct 26

The IRC will be hosting Dr. Yoshiharu Yonekura, Director of the National Institute of Radiological Sciences, next Monday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding and to discuss research collaborations on topics such as: radiological resilience, risk communications, biological effects of radiation, and ion therapy beam delivery and verification. Dr. Yoshiharu Yonekura has been President of […]

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IRC Director, Kai Vetter, shares ongoing research at the IRC & LBNL with Japanese partners

From October 5 – 9, IRC Director, Kai Vetter attended the Science and Technology in Society Forum in Kyoto Japan, and presented on research conducted by the IRC and his Applied Nuclear Physics research group at LBNL. On October 7th, he presented a talk at the Tokyo Institute of Technology on “New Concepts in Radiation […]

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IRC Deputy, Rebecca Abergel, presented the Institute’s research results at the Radiation Research Society Meeting

IRC Deputy Director, Rebecca Abergel presented on, “Monitoring and Predicting the Impact of Exposure to Cesium 137 in the Aftermath of Fukushima,” at the annual Radiation Research Society Meeting on September 19 in Weston, Florida. Her presentation highlighted collaborative work with Japanese partners, including the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency, the National Institute of Radiological Sciences, […]

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