Central Mining Institute
Radiation research at the Central Mining Institute (GIG) began in the early 1970s with the discovery of enhanced natural radioactivity in coal mines. The rapid development of research capabilities and the wider understanding of radioprotection which followed, led to the creation of the Silesian Centre for Environmental Radioactivity (SCRS-GIG); the facility moved to new premises in 2012. Currently SCRS-GIG is providing high quality reaserch covering all aspects of NORM as occupational exposure, waste management and radioecology. Furthermore, the experience gathered in NORM investigations allowed the SCRS-GIG to assist the emerging Polish nuclear industry to solve problems related to environmental radioactivity.