GHANA IS DEVELOPING THE EXPERTISE TO MANAGE WASTE FROM NUCLEAR POWER PLANT OPERATIONS – (GAEC)

The Manager in charge of the Radioactive Waste Management Centre (RWMC), of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), Dr. Eric Tetteh Glover, has disclosed that his outfit is developing the expertise to handle waste generated from nuclear power. The RWMC which falls directly under the Radiation Protection Institute of GAEC has the mandate to secure…

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GAEC Institutes Board Members Sworn into Office

A total of 49 members were inaugurated to serve on the Institutional Boards of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) on October 25, 2017 at the SNAS conference room. The Institutes include, the Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute (BNARI), National Nuclear Research Institute (NNRI), Nuclear Power Institute (NPI), Radiation Protection Institute (RPI), Radiological and…

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Be Visible on Your Properties – Deputy Minister Charges GAEC

The Deputy Minister of Environment Science and Technology and innovation Mrs. Patricia Appiagye, has charged the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission to utilize its available lands to prevent encroachment. The deputy Minister who addressed the leadership of the Commission during her one-day working visit lamented that lands that are yet to be developed by the Commission…

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Abandoned Masts Are Death Traps

The Manager in charge of the Health Physics and Instrumentation Centre of the RPI of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) Dr. Owusu Banahene, has raised concerns over dangers human lives are exposed to with regards to abandoned radiofrequency and Telecommunication Masts. Dr. Banahene who raised this concern in an interview, disclosed that, some disused masts…

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Let’s not Kill the One District One Factory Vision with Energy Crisis – Prof. Nyarko Advices

The Director General of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) Prof. Benjamin Nayrko has hinted that the “One District One Factory” initiative may face severe setbacks if recommendations made by energy experts are not taken into consideration. The Director General made this revelation at his inaugural lecture as a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of…

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Gov’t to Regulate Private Partnership Deals With State Research Institutions

The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Environment Science Technology and Innovation (MESTI) has advanced plans to regulate private partnership deals with state research institutions. The development is aimed at ensuring that the state retains ownership of findings after a research activity. The special assistant to the Minister of MESTI, Mr. Oliver Boakye, disclosed…

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NATIONAL TRAINING COURSE-RADIOGRAPHERS 2017

The Radiation Protection Institute , GAEC is pleased to announce the National Training Course on Radiation Safety for Radiographers and X-Ray Technicians.This training Course is designed to provide Radiographers and x-ray technicians and other paramedics whose work involve or results in exposure to radiation with adequate information and practical experience on the safe use of radiation and radiation emitting devices.

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Kenyan Delegates Arrive in Ghana to Study Nuclear Technology

A 12 member delegation from Kenya has arrived in Accra to understudy the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) in its application of Nuclear Technology. The delegates who will be hosted for a week are representing various institutions including Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO), Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB), Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya bureau…

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Mathematics; a Dream Killer of Aspiring Female Scientists – Ghana’s First Female Nuclear Engineer Opens up

Ghana’s first female Nuclear Engineer Ekua Mensima has blamed Mathematics as being a threat to the dreams of aspiring young female scientists in Ghana. The 32 year old award winning scientist told GAEC Press in an interview  that, though Mathematics is “an easy to understand” subject  it not been fairly handled in schools with respect…

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Ghana’s Groundwater Reserves Threatened by Illegal Mining Activities

The Nuclear Chemistry and Environmental Research Centre (NCERC) of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) has warned that the country’s groundwater reserves risk being contaminated if pragmatic steps are not taken to regulate illegal gold mining activities across the mining regions. This was disclosed in an interview by The Manager of NCERC Dr. Samuel Afful.…

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