Isotopic techniques for environmental monitoring and nuclear waste management at CIRCE

Buompane, R. and D’Onofrio, A. and Gialanella(, L. and Marzaioli, F. and Petraglia, A. (2023) Isotopic techniques for environmental monitoring and nuclear waste management at CIRCE. Il nuovo cimento C, 46 (2). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1826-9885

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CIRCE (Center for Isotopic Research on Environmental and Cultural heritage) was founded in 2005 as a research center dedicated to the application of isotopic methodologies in environmental and cultural heritage research. Later the spectrum of activities expanded and CIRCE became part of the laboratory hub of the Department of Mathematics and Physics, University of Campania L. Vanvitelli (formerly Second University of Naples), Caserta, Italy. In this context, an environmental monitoring program of the areas surrounding the Garigliano nuclear power plant (NPP) and of the building materials of the NPP was developed. The activities were carried out by involving undergraduate and doctoral students and taking care of communication with local administrations. In this framework, a survey among high school students was conducted to provide an insight into the public’s perception of risk connected to NPP. Alongside environmental radioactivity monitoring and material characterization techniques available at CIRCE are discussed. The activities presented here could find interesting applications in the framework of the Italian National Repository for Radioactive Waste and the annexed Technopark.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2024 11:57
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2024 11:57

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