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    Ineris sets new priorities for 2021-2025

    Coming into effect on 1 January this year, Ineris has adopted a new Objectives and Performance Contract for the 2021-2025 period. The contract was signed on 21 December last year by Minister for Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili, Ineris CEO Raymond Cointe and Chairman of the Institute’s Board of Directors, Alain Dorison.

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    Ineris celebrates its 30th birthday!

    30 years ago, in the year 1990, against the backdrop of growing environmental concerns and the scheduled decline of coal mining in France, a new public body was established to succeed the Centre for Coal Research: on 7 December 1990, Ineris was created by French government order n°90-1089.

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    Effects of fine particles on human health: Ineris contributes to Europe-wide study

    Ineris recently participated in a European study coordinated by the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI, Switzerland) on sources of atmospheric fine particles (PM2.5) and their harmful effects on human health. The results of this study, published in the journal Nature (18 November 2020), draw a link between sources of fine particles and their oxidizing potential (OP) as an estimation of the capacity of PM2.5 to bring about harmful effects (oxidative stress) on the human body.

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    ECMWF in Toulouse: interview with Laurence Rouïl, Head of the Environmental Modelling and Decision-making Department at Ineris

    Ineris (the French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks) is a public institution supervised by the Ministry of Ecological Transition, known in French as the Department for envrionnement. Ineris dedicates itself to the assessment and prevention of the risks that economic activities can pose to health, the safety of people and property, as well as the environment. The Institute also provides support to help industrial companies adapt and comply with these constraints.

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    The Institute operates in a support role in Lebanon

    Following the accident in Beirut on 4 August, the Ineris expert Bernard Piquette is currently working in Lebanon, together with the French fire brigade officer Colonel Denis Royer, to support the Lebanese authorities.

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