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MYRRHA, a world first in many ways

The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) is actively working on designing and building this multifunctional research installation in Mol. MYRRHA is the very first prototype in the world of a nuclear reactor, driven by a particle accelerator with a significant thermal output. Discover what MYRRHA is all about and how you can contribute to this future-oriented challenge.

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Safe, efficient and waste-reducing

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It is vitally important to ensure that an innovative research installation can be operated safely. MYRRHA's Accelerator Driven System has two major advantages:

  • Nuclear reactions can be easily and safely controlled
  • The volume of radioactive waste will be reduced considerably

Radioisotopes for the world

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Our world is seriously in need of medical radioisotopes for diagnosing and treating a number of diseases, such as cancer:

  • MYRRHA will meet increasing demand
  • MYRRHA will guarantee global supply

Materials and fuels for new reactors

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MYRRHA is designed to to take over and extend the role of an existing reactor that is playing a major role in international research.

  • MYRRHA is building on the past
  • MYRRHA will enable the execution of smart irradiation tests

Come and work at MYRRHA

Would you like to be part of making this innovative and challenging research installation a reality? We need bright people with a scientific, operational and international background who are full of enthusiasm and who believe in the future of what we are doing. Join the MYRRHA team!

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News

MYRRHA project focus shifts from R&D to project implementation

13/12/2019

The MYRRHA project has shifted its focus from R&D to project implementation. That was the main message at the MYRRHA team meeting at the SCK•CEN site in Mol where the project will be constructed and operated.

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

03/12/2019

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

29/11/2019

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.

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