Nuclear Science:Latin America & Caribbean

Recent Research


Map of simplified bedrock geology of Jamaica

Cadmium Isotopic Composition Indicates Multiple Geological...

Large areas (>500 km2) of Jamaica are uniquely characterized by soils...

January 31, 2018

Determination of CO2 Emissions from Agricultural Soils...

Soil organic matter (SOM) contains more carbon than...

January 30, 2018

The Dietary Intake of Minerals and Trace Elements from...

Jamaica, a net exporter of coffee, has in recent years seen the importation of...

December 19, 2017

Who We Are?

I.C.E.N.SInternational Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Science

20171215_111533.jpgICENS is a complex of multi-disciplinary research laboratories founded in 1984 on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica and covers a diverse range of the geochemical, environmental and nuclear sciences. In 1984 it brought into operation a small Slowpoke-II research reactor provided by the European Economic Community (now the European Union). Located in a pleasant green area of 2.64 km2 (653 acres) situated at the foot of the spectacular Blue Mountains about 20 km from the Norman Manley International Airport, ICENS occupies an attractive, modern and purpose-built air-conditioned building of 950 sq. m. area. 

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ANALYTICAL AND SUPPORT FACILITIES


Neutron Activation Laboratory

Nuclear Analytical LAB

ICENS operates two very powerful complementary nuclear techniques, Neutron... Read More

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Atomic Spectroscopy and Wet Chemistry Lab

Samples in solution are analysed in this laboratory and as such, solids must either be extracted or dissolved, as appropriate.  The typically... Read More

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Radiation Safety and Nuclear Security

The Department of Radiation Safety and Nuclear Security, formally the TLD department, was conceived out of the need to monitor ICENS personnel... Read More

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Latest News


URAM-2018: Ebb and Flow — the Economics of Uranium Mining

Mining uranium is just like mining any other base metal, many industry executives say: exploration, licensing, excavation and then shutting down the mine at the end of its useful life.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/uram-2018-ebb-and-flow-the-economics-of-uranium-mining

IAEA Mission Says Bulgaria Committed to Safe Management of Radioactive Waste, Sees Areas for Further Enhancement

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Bulgaria is committed to the safe management of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel. The team also noted areas for potential long-term improvements.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/iaea-mission-says-bulgaria-committed-to-safe-management-of-radioactive-waste-sees-areas-for-further-enhancement

Experts Commit to Strengthening Implementation of IAEA Guidance on Import and Export of Radioactive Sources

Over 150 representatives from 86 countries agreed at a meeting last week that the implementation of the Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources was effective and concluded that a revision may not be required.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/experts-commit-to-strengthening-implementation-of-iaea-guidance-on-import-and-export-of-radioactive-sources

IAEA Mission Says Luxembourg Regulator Committed to Strengthening Radiation Safety, Sees Areas for Enhancement

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Luxembourg is committed to strengthening its regulatory framework for radiation safety while also noting areas for potential enhancements, such as increasing the independence of... https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/iaea-mission-says-luxembourg-regulator-committed-to-strengthening-radiation-safety-sees-areas-for-enhancement

Nuclear Security Skills Strengthened at IAEA Course in Spain

Professionals from Spanish-speaking countries enhanced their nuclear security skills during a course that ended earlier this month in Valdemoro, Spain.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/nuclear-security-skills-strengthened-at-iaea-course-in-spain

URAM-2018: Five Years On, Tanzania's Progress in Uranium Exploration

Tanzania is at an advanced stage of uranium exploration and plans to commence mining operations at its first approved mining site as soon as economic conditions become favourable and the price of uranium rises, local experts have said.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/uram-2018-five-years-on-tanzanias-progress-in-uranium-exploration

Recent Projects


The Jamaican SLOWPOKE

The Jamaican SLOWPOKE HEU-LEU Core Conversion

The 2014–2015 academic year was a pivotal year for ICENS, after 31 years of...

May 1, 2018

Coordinated Research Project (CRP): Options and...

Coordinated Research Project (CRP): Options and Technologies for Managing...

May 1, 2018
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