Environmental Radiation Protection Centre

The Environmental Radiation Protection Centre of the Radiation Protection Institute as established by the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission undertakes research into environmental radiation protection and provides technical services.

The Centre provides technical support to the Regulatory Authority to perform its functions through laboratory services. The Centre has three state-of-the-art laboratories for this purpose namely, Radon, Alpha-Beta, and Gamma spectroscopy laboratories.

Activities of the Centre

The Activities of the Centre include:

Gamma Laboratory/ Alpha-Beta Laboratory

  • Assessment of food and water samples for radioactive contamination
  • Analysis of environmental samples for radioactive contamination
  • Analysis and measurement of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) in mining and extractive industries.

Radon Laboratory

  • Survey of radon in workplaces, dwellings, and extractive industries such as the mining and oil and gas industry.


Ongoing Projects

  • Radiation monitoring and baseline establishment for Newmont Ahafo North
  • Radon monitoring for underground mines at Chirano in the Western North region.

The Hungarian Ambassador to Ghana visits GAEC

The Hungarian Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Ambassador Tamás Fehés paid a one-day working visit to GAEC to familiarize himself with research activities being undertaken in the Commission.

This was in response to a special invitation extended to him by the Director General of GAEC, Prof. Samuel B. Dampare, as part of the Commission’s quest to strengthen collaborations with Hungary and other strategic partners in Ghana.
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