Title: The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre and the possibilities for cooperation with China

Authors: Eric Van Walle, Da Ruan

Addresses: Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, SCK•CEN, Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol, Belgium. ' Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, SCK•CEN, Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol, Belgium; Department of Applied Mathematics & Computer Science, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 (S9), 9000 Gent, Belgium

Abstract: This paper gives a short overview of the activities of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) and the role it can play in the cooperative agreement that was established between the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and SCK•CEN. Indeed, the current established cooperation on nuclear energy research between China and Belgium should make use of the nuclear research experiences and novel activities of SCK•CEN that have accumulated over the five decades that SCK•CEN has existed. This results in a portfolio of activities that are open for cooperation with China in the fields of education and training, participation in research programmes and consultancy.

Keywords: controlled thermonuclear fusion; nuclear decommissioning; innovative nuclear concepts; radioactive waste management; nuclear education; nuclear training; nuclear medicine; nuclear metrology; nuclear reference materials; nuclear research institutes; nuclear safeguards; nuclear safety; nuclear technology; nuclear power plants; plant life management; radiation protection; radiological monitoring; nuclear safety; space technology; nuclear waste disposal; Belgium; China; cooperation; nuclear energy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNGEE.2007.014679

International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology, 2007 Vol.1 No.3, pp.335 - 351

Published online: 24 Jul 2007 *

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