GIG in the Polish Radiological Protection Consortium

Six scientific institutions have founded the Polish Radiological Protection Consortium. The Central Mining Institute is one of them.

The goal of the Consortium is the coordination and cooperation in research concerning radiological protection as well as the development of personnel and support of state and non-governmental organisations and social initiatives that promote knowledge on the subject. It is formed by the following Polish research and development institutions: GIG, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, National Centre for Nuclear Research, Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection and Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine.

The agreement was signed at the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology in Warsaw on December 8 2022 in the presence of Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński, Deputy Climate and Environment Minister, and Łukasz Młynarkiewicz, the Director of the National Atomic Energy Agency. “I’m happy that it was possible to organise a Consortium operating in areas related to nuclear safety and radiological protection, since these fields, as we all know, are very significant to the entire society. We want to base our actions to a maximum degree on what we’re capable of achieving in the country using the knowledge of our institutes. The further development of the competence of these institutions is also important. The cooperation between the institutes working in the field in question is crucial in order to build good environmental monitoring and radiological protection systems in our country,” states Deputy Minister A. Guibourgé-Czetwertyński.

The impulse to undertake action related to the establishment of the Consortium was the strategy within the scope of nuclear safety and radiological protection development in the Republic of Poland, adopted this year by the Council of Ministers. The document defines the most important goals and directions of action, and provides a description of the current state of nuclear safety and radiological protection as well as their principles. One of the four specific goals of the strategy is to increase the research potential and social awareness in terms of nuclear safety and radiological protection.

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