EDM collaboration as stakeholder in the RadoNorm Project
EDM has accepted an invitation to join as stakeholder the European RadoNorm Project “Towards effective radiation protection based on improved scientific evidence and social considerations – focus on Radon and NORM “. The project, funded by the European Union under EURATOM Horizon 2020 programme, aims to provide legal, executive and operational support to Member States and Associated Countries in the implementation of the Council Directive 2013/59/EURATOM for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation from Radon and NORM. The project includes 57 participants and organisations from 22 countries, where Portugal is represented by University of Porto, University of Aveiro and Instituto Superior Técnico.
EDM’s participation focuses on the collaboration within the tasks foreseen in WP2, which aims to obtain knowledge, methodologies and procedures, improving the characterization of the exposure of members of the public, workers and living beings to radon and NORM. To this end EDM will provide access to uranium mining legacy sites, in order to collect environmental samples, as well as information and data from these areas. Bilateral collaboration agreements between EDM and partners are being drafted.
This project has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2019-2020 under grant agreement No. 900009.