The fabrication of reference materials by CMI and NPL, in Work Package 4 – Reference materials and radiochemistry, are almost ready for the intercomparison exercise. Each lab will receive a spiked aqueous sample that simulates the activity in tank waste at Ispra site of JRC (Italy), and a spiked concrete sample based on Bioshield concrete at SCK-CEN. Participating labs will also receive “real” unspiked concrete from the same facility. Prior to the samples being sent out, participating labs have been sent a questionnaire developed by CEA that will provide information including radionuclides of interest, and measurement techniques being used. The provision and testing of such materials as part of the INSIDER project helps to address the critical need for reference materials in the nuclear industry.
POST WRITTEN BY BEN RUSSELL FROM THE NPL AND INSIDER PARTNER
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