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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


BGS statement on confidentiality agreements

Text for BGS statement on confidentiality agreements

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/news/docs/BGS Statement on confidentiality agreements_24_8_19.pdf

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Advisory Mission in Madagascar

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts today completed a nuclear security advisory mission in Madagascar, which was carried out at the request of the Government of Madagascar.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/iaea-completes-nuclear-security-advisory-mission-in-madagascar

Study shows boreholes are key to drought resilience in Ethiopia

Installing more boreholes to tap underground water will improve rural Ethiopian communities' resilience to drought, according to a new report.

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/news/docs/boreholes_drought_resilience_Ethiopia.pdf

IAEA Mission Sees Safety Commitment at Belarus NPP Ahead of Commercial Operation

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has observed a commitment by the operator of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (NPP) to strengthening safety, ahead of the start of commercial operations of the NPP’s first unit.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/iaea-mission-sees-safety-commitment-at-belarus-npp-ahead-of-commercial-operation

IAEA Member States, Staff Pay Tribute to Late Director General Yukiya Amano

At a memorial service held at IAEA headquarters in Vienna today in the presence of Mrs. Yukika Amano, dignitaries, diplomats and colleagues paid tribute to late Director General Yukiya Amano, who passed away last month.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/iaea-member-states-staff-pay-tribute-to-late-director-general-yukiya-amano

Shale gas resource estimate generates debate in scientific journal Nature Communications

New research from the University of Nottingham, supported by the British Geological Survey (BGS) and published in Nature Communications, has found through new, innovative techniques that resources within the Bowland Shale Formation could be lower... http://www.bgs.ac.uk/news/docs/BGSStatement20August2019Shalegasresource.pdf

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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