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Interventional radiology: Using 3-D simulations for better radiation protection
In interventional radiology, diagnostic or therapeutic medical interventions can be performed while monitoring them at the same time by means of imaging. Such interventions increasingly offer an alternative to classical surgery as they usually do not require a general anaesthetic and are associated with fewer risks, less pain and shorter convalescence times. However, as ionising X-rays are often used for imaging, the radiation exposure of medical staff increases with the number of such operations. In an interdisciplinary research project funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, GRS scientists are developing a three-dimensional simulation model that will allow conclusions to be drawn on how to optimise radiation protection.
Geothermal energy: GRS develops first monitoring system for naturally occurring radionuclides in thermal waters
(Cologne, 03/07/2017) Researchers from Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) have developed a system for the measurement of radon and other naturally occurring radionuclides. With this monitoring system it is possible for the first time to carry out measurements in hot thermal waters that are used for the production of heat and electricity from deep geothermal energy.
Uwe Stoll new technical scientific director of GRS
(Köln, 1.7.2016) With effect from July 1, 2016, the supervisory board of Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH has appointed Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Stoll the new technical and scientific director of GRS. Stoll succeeds Prof. Dr. Frank-Peter Weiß, who left GRS to enter retirement.
The EUROSAFE Forum 2013 focuses on the safe nuclear waste management
The issue of the safe nuclear waste management is the focus of this year’s EUROSAFE Forum taking place on 4th and 5th November 2013 in Cologne. More than 350 representatives of scientific-technical expert and research organisations, authorities, the nuclear industry and non-governmental organisations from Germany and abroad are expected to convene at Gürzenich in Cologne.
New GRS Emergency Centre for nuclear accidents operational
(Cologne, 23 May 2013) Work on the new Emergency Centre of Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) mbH at its company headquarters in Cologne has been completed.
Scientists launch German association for repository research
On 16 January 2013, the leading German institutions concerned with radioactive waste disposal research founded the Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Endlagerforschung (DAEF), a German association for repository research, in Berlin.
Disposal: Researchers develop first virtual underground laboratory
(Cologne, 25 June 2012) The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), DBE TECHNOLOGY GmbH, Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF) are currently in the process of developing the world’s first virtual underground research laboratory within the framework of the VIRTUS project.
Where to put hazardous waste? – International workshop on underground disposal in Braunschweig
More than 100 participants from 15 different countries meet in Braunschweig on 30 November 2010 for an international workshop on the underground disposal of hazardous chemical waste. The workshop is conducted by Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS).
Frank-Peter Weiß to become new scientific-technical director of GRS
Cologne, 9.12.2009 – The new scientific-technical director of Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) mbH will be Prof. Dr. Frank-Peter Weiß. The supervisory board of GRS passed a corresponding decision at its meeting in Cologne on 4 December 2009. Professor Weiß will succeed Dipl.-Phys. Lothar Hahn in the summer of 2010.
Offene Diskussion zur Endlagerung hochradioaktiver Abfälle
Bei der nach wie vor ungelösten Entsorgung hochradioaktiver Abfälle setzen die auf diesem Gebiet am weitesten fortgeschrittenen Länder in der Regel auf vergleichende Auswahlverfahren mit umfassender Beteiligung der Bevölkerung.