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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


IAEA Mission Recognizes Canada’s Commitment to Safety, Sees Areas for Enhancement

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Canada is committed to strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety. The team also noted areas for further enhancement.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/iaea-mission-recognizes-canadas-commitment-to-safety-sees-areas-for-enhancement

63rd IAEA General Conference to Begin on Monday; Acting DG Calls for Renewed Commitment to Mandate

Strengthening the effectiveness of safeguards implementation and making more use of nuclear science and technology for development are some of the topics that delegates from the IAEA’s Member States will discuss at the Agency’s 63rd General... https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/63rd-iaea-general-conference-to-begin-on-monday-acting-dg-calls-for-renewed-commitment-to-mandate

Peer Review Service for Emergency Preparedness and Response Reaches 20 Year Milestone

A review service assessing emergency preparedness for nuclear and radiological emergencies in countries around the world is 20 years old this year. Itcontinues to generate interest from Member States, who invite IAEA experts and other peers to... https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/peer-review-service-for-emergency-preparedness-and-response-reaches-20-year-milestone

U.S. Grant Helps Optimize Nuclear Technique to Reduce Disease-Transmitting Mosquito Populations

Using a nuclear technique applied at a large scale against agricultural pests around the world to control disease-transmitting mosquitoes has been an elusive goal for scientists over the last decade.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/us-grant-helps-optimize-nuclear-technique-to-reduce-disease-transmitting-mosquito-populations

From Constant Pain to Walking again: The Story of a Radiation Patient

In 1997, a radiological accident in Lilo, Georgia resulted in the exposure of 11 people to high doses of radiation over an extended period of time.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/from-constant-pain-to-walking-again-the-story-of-a-radiation-patient

IAEA Releases New Projections for Nuclear Power Through 2050

The IAEA has released its latest projections for energy, electricity and nuclear power trends through 2050.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/iaea-releases-new-projections-for-nuclear-power-through-2050

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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