Once again reaping the fruits of international cooperation on nuclear technology, the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute – Department of Science and Technology (PNRI-DOST) will receive an online environmental radiation monitoring system by the end of 2014 through its partnership with the Korean government.
The Eco Friendly Radiation Detector EFRD-3300, which will be formally inaugurated at PNRI on December 8 during the 42ndAtomic Energy Week, is being donated by the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy through a project of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA).
Helping to boost the potential of agriculture in northern Philippines, the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute – Department of Science and Technology (PNRI-DOST) conducted a “Seminar on the Use of Nuclear Analytical Techniques for Improving Soil Test Calibration and Irrigation Management in Corn Production” at the Cagayan Valley Research Center (CVRC) in San Felipe, Ilagan, Isabela last November 4.
The seminar served as a venue for the participating agencies to share the preliminary findings of the study after two years of research work.
Doing its part in the international effort to improve radioactive waste management in the Asia-Pacific region, the Philippines, through the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute – Department of Science and Technology (PNRI-DOST), hosted the annual meeting of the Asian Nuclear Safety Network (ANSN) Radioactive Waste Management Topical Group and the ANSN Regional Workshop on Field Data Acquisition and Data Processing for the Safety Case of Waste Disposal Facilities from November 5 to 7 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City.
Recognizing the importance of public communication in a well-coordinated preparation and response to emergencies, the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute-Department of Science and Technology (PNRI-DOST) in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Asian Nuclear Safety Network (ANSN) hosted the National Training Course on Communication with the Public in a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency from October 20-24 at the PNRI compound.
Experts from the IAEA and the Greek Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) handled the week-long training course, emphasizing the need to keep the public informed and the responding agencies credible and prepared well beforehand in case of a nuclear or radiological emergency.