Health, Safety & Environment Group

IGCAR Radiological & Environmental Safety Division [RESD] Activities Publications HSEG
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Radiological & Environmental Safety Division [RESD]

Radiation Application & Monitoring Section

The primary mandate of the Division is to provide efficient radiological surveillance and  health physics services for the radioactive facilities of IGCAR (RCL, RDL, RML, FBTR). Apart from ensuring the smooth functioning of the round the clock shift HP activities in FBTR and CORAL, the Division is also responsible for ensuring complete availability of radiological services such as measurement of internal and external occupational exposure, nuclear counting services, efficiency testing of HEPA filters used in active facilities, calibration of radiation measuring equipments used in Kalpakkam campus and support for environmental impact assessment for the upcoming nuclear facilities. The division undertakes site environmental radiation surveillance on a continuous basis. The division also conducts radiation awareness and training programme on a periodic basis for the staff as well as general public and students.

Radiological & Biological  Dosimetry Section
Radiological Impact Assessment Section

RESD  carries out focused research in the areas of development of Compton back scatter and emission and transmission tomography system for waste assay, development/ improvement  of decision support system based on real-time weather forecast in the case of radiological emergencies, studies on characterization and modeling of sodium aerosols relevant to fast reactor safety, theoretical and experimental atmospheric/ocean dispersion studies through observational facility, development of early warning system for cyclones, storm surge and ocean waves,  development of phosphors for X-ray and neutron dosimetry, development of measurement techniques for radiation induced mutant HPRT gene in lymphocytes following in -vitro exposure and baseline Genotoxicity evaluation of aquatic life of Kalpakkam site.