The use of radioactivity and its well-known properties in a number of sectors (industrial production, diagnostic and medical treatments, scientific research, food industry) leads to the production of radioactive materials:
when they can no longer be used, they become radioactive waste and emit radioactivity for a time variable from few seconds to million years. This issue must be properly managed to avoid risks for human beings and the environment. Mérieux NutriSciences determines the gamma-emitting radionuclides by means of a spectrometer equipped with a germanium detector in the solid state (HPGe). The company entrusts external qualified experts to evaluate results.