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Collaborating Centre – A recognition from IAEA

BATAN was appointed by the IAEA as an IAEA Collaborating Centre

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Safety and Security

Working with radioactive material requires a high safety and security culture. BATAN has implemented the nuclear safety and security culture accordance with national and international regulations.

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(Jakarta, 11/05/2020) In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic that has hit all provinces in Indonesia, several economic activities have been halted to prevent the spread of the corona virus. However, the Gamma Merah Putih (IGMP) facility, by implementing strict social restrictions, continues to operate to serve irradiation services from the public.

Head of the Center for Isotope and Radiation Applications, Totti Tjiptosumirat said, IGMP is a nuclear facility which was inaugurated for its utilization in 2017. IGMP is used for various purposes including preservation of food ingredients, cosmetics, and sterilization of medical devices.

"IGMP provides irradiation services to the public related to the national economic turnaround, such as supporting the production of food and medical devices, as well as supporting exports of food and medicinal raw materials," said Totti.

(Jakarta, 10/05/2020) The National Nuclear Energy Agency included four of its innovations to participate in the 2020 Public Service Innovation Competition (PSIC) organized by the Ministry of Administrative Reform and Bureaucratic Reform (PANRB). Participation in this competition was marked by sending an online proposal file which was witnessed by the Head of BATAN, Anhar Riza Antariksawan via video conference, Saturday (09/05).

PISC as published on the page of the PANRB Ministry is a strategic step to capture public service innovations that have been created by government agencies and State/Regional Owned Enterprises since 2014. The theme of PISC 2020 is "Transfer of strengthening to accelerate public service innovation in the context of support the realization of the goals of sustainable development and an advanced Indonesia."

Before submitting the innovation proposal, Anhar expressed his gratitude to all parties involved in preparing the four innovation programs and entering the competition. "I would like to express my deepest gratitude to friends who have prepared this innovation program. Even though in previous years we had never received an award in this competition, hopefully this year we can do better," said Anhar.

(Serpong, 08/05/2020). In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the Head of the National Nuclear Energy Agency, Anhar Riza Antariksawan appointed two BATAN expert researchers at the Auditorium of building 71 Serpong Nuclear Area, South Tangerang, Friday (08/05). One of the inaugurated research experts is Hendig Winarno, who previously served as Deputy of Nuclear Technology Utilization, was appointed as Principal Research Expert in the field of Radiation Chemistry, Isotope Tracer and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Meanwhile, Jupiter Sitorus Pane, who previously served as Head of the Center for Applied Nuclear Science and Technology, was appointed Intermediate Research Expert in the field of Reactor Safety Technology.

In his remarks Anhar said that the inauguration this time was special because the two officials who had been inaugurated were those who had been holding structural positions as high-ranking officials at BATAN, then it was time to return to functional positions. "I think such things will continue, also for other structural officials at a later date," said Anhar.

(Jakarta, 26/04/2020) One of the nuclear accidents that has been remembered by the world community until now is the explosion of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (PLTN). The accident occurred 34 years ago to be precise on April 26, 1986 in Ukraine, which at that time was still joining Russia.

At that time, at 01.23 am to be precise, one of the 4 Chernobyl reactor modules exploded, about 28 workers died instantly as a result of the reactor explosion. From this tragedy, of course, left a great trauma for the entire world community, especially scientists who are involved in nuclear technology.

So what exactly caused the Chernobyl reactor to explode? Inadequate safety technology or purely human error?

Head of the Nuclear Reactor Technology and Safety Center (PTKRN), National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN), Dhandhang Purwadi said that the accident that occurred at the Chernobyl reactor was purely due to human negligence. "The accident was caused by human error, in this case the operator who carried out an experiment at low or below nominal power before the reactor was shut down," said Dhandhang.

(Jakarta, 24/04/2020) The use of nuclear technology in Indonesia, especially in the health sector, is increasing and cannot be denied. Various nuclear facilities for the health sector have been owned by the National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN), one of which is the BATAN tissue bank research laboratory, which can be used to store the cranium of hospital patients.

Initially, this laboratory was used to develop a radiation-sterile lyophilized amnion that could be used as a wound dressing. The amnion is a membrane found in the amniotic membrane (placenta) of infants which is effective in accelerating the healing of burns, open wounds, and wounds caused by cesarean section.

Researcher at the Center for Isotope and Radiation Applications (PAIR) BATAN, Basril Abas, explained that in its development this laboratory was used to store part of the patient's cranium or skull. So far, when performing craniotomy surgery, part of the patient's cranium (skull) must be removed because there is bleeding in the brain due to a stroke, accident, or tumor.