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Flemish Ministers Jan Jambon and Hilde Crevits praise research into nuclear medicine


On Monday 2 December, Jan Jambon, Minister-President of the Flemish government, and Hilde Crevits, Vice Minister-President, visited MYRRHA and the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) in Mol. They were briefed inter alia on the contribution by MYRRHA to the fight against cancer and towards a solution for nuclear waste. “These efforts can make a difference”, states Jan Jambon, Flemish Minister-President, after the visit.

MYRRHA ISOL system development reaches its first milestone


The development of MYRRHA’s ISOL (Isotope Separation OnLine) target facility reached its first milestone with a successful integrity test of its target container. Together with steady progress in other Phase 1 sub projects, the milestone confirms that the MYRRHA project is firmly on track.

The very best in the world gather for the MYRRHA World Days


The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) organises the MYRRHA World Days this week. 220 policy makers, scientists and investors from 23 countries will participate in the event, among whom Carlo Rubbia, Nobel Prize winner in Physics and father of the technology on which the MYRRHA project is based.

His Majesty the King visits the MYRRHA project at SCK•CEN


His Majesty the King paid a working visit to the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre today. The visit was initiated by last year’s government’s decision to implement the MYRRHA project in Mol. “This new, unique research infrastructure will attract young and dynamic scientists from all over the world”, says Hamid Aït Abderrahim, SCK•CEN Deputy Director-General and MYRRHA project Director.

Walloon Government delegation visits MYRRHA


The International jury of the Marshall Plan Competition Poles of the Walloon government visited the MYRRHA project today. During the visit, the jury members discovered the project’s different components and associated support R&D program in order to identify opportunities for industrial partners in Wallonia for contributing to MYRRHA.

MYRRHA financing is secured


In response to an article in the Belgian daily De Standaard of 12 February 2019, SCK•CEN would like to repeat that the MYRRHA project’s financing is secured and is not affected by political developments in the country. The decision to finance MYRRHA, a new large research infrastructure, was made by a majority government on 7 September 2018 and remains in place, despite the resignation of that government in December 2018.

All eyes on MYRRHA during the 62nd IAEA General Conference


MYRRHA drew a lot of attention at the 62nd IAEA General Conference, which was held on 17-21 September in Vienna this year. The increased interest is the result of the recent decision by the Belgian government to build this worldwide unique infrastructure, thanks to a financing of 558 million euros.

Realization of a new large research infrastructure in Belgium MYRRHA


558 million euros for a new research infrastructure in Mol

Cathy Schoels  +32 (0) 0477 68 02 80  - cathy.schoels@gmail.com
Maud Vanderthommen  +32 (0) 473 58 61 04 - maud.vanderthommen@sckcen.be

MYRRHA, the only Belgian infrastructure in the European large research facilities list


In 2010, through its Strategy Forum on Research infrastructures (ESFRI), the European Commission put MYRRHA on the high priority list of large research infrastructures for energy. By choosing the multifunctional Belgian installation, Europe makes sure to stay at the cutting edge of research in energy security and in fighting climate change.

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