Commission to investigate nuclear facility experiment

Thursday, May 10, 2012

BELGRADE -- The Ministry of Education and Science has formed a commission which will investigate an incident at the Nuclear Facilities of Serbia (NOS).

It will be tasked with determining whether employees were exposed to excessive radiation during an experiment conducted in Vinča, near Belgrade.

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Daily claims nuclear facility is "covering up"

Monday, April 30, 2012

BELGRADE -- Five employees of the Nuclear Facilities of Serbia (NOS) who were exposed to increased radiation were on an assignment "officially approved by no one".
This is according to Belgrade-based daily Politika.

The newspaper writes that "it is believed that there's both smoke and fire" when it comes to the April 19 incident at the Vinča Instititute, which operates as part of the NOS.

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Serbia to house "biggest nuclear waste site in Europe"

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

BELGRADE -- The largest nuclear waste disposal site in Europe will be located in Serbia - in Vinča, near Belgrade, it has been announced.

A public company in charge of its construction at the same time reassured that the facility was built "according to EU standards".

The site is now awaiting a permanent permission to operate.

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U.S. backing for Serbian IAEA project

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

VIENNA -- The U.S. has backed Serbian efforts to transfer the remaining nuclear waste at the Vinča Institute out of the country by 2010.

The U.S. delegation supported the project at the International Atomic Energy Association’s (IAEA) General Conference in Vienna, said Deputy Science and Technology Minister Miroslav Vesković.

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Cleaning up Serbia's nuclear legacy

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, located 9 miles from Belgrade, is Yugoslavia's oldest nuclear research institute. Established in 1948 as the Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, its efforts supposedly included an attempt to build a Yugoslav nuclear bomb. For almost 45 years, it collected Yugoslavia's and Serbia's radioactive waste.

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