Analyzes of radioactivity in different types of sample material

IFE’s Department for Environmental Safety and Radiation Protection carries out analysis of radioactive nuclides in various types of sample materials (environmental samples, food and other commercial products) and has laboratories and measuring equipment for the analysis of samples with low levels of radioactivity.

The laboratory is one of Norway’s largest in this field and is a qualified member of the IAEA’s ALMERA (Analytical Laboratories for the Measurement of Environmental Radioactivity) network. To be a qualified member at ALMERA, the laboratory must participate and deliver satisfactory results in the ALMERA proficiency tests organized annually by the IAEA.

The department offers analysis of anthropogenic and naturally occurring radionuclides with regards to emission control, environmental monitoring, research projects, as well as on behalf of external customers. Typically, the laboratory works with following samples:

  • Environmental samples (e.g., water, soil, sediments, bedrock, vegetation)
  • Non-nuclear (LRA, produced water etc.) and nuclear waste
  • Industrial products
  • Food, drinking water, urine, stool/faeces

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