These are comparable to the risks associated with other radiation processes in hospitals, such as linear accelerators. The cyclotron is located in a vault with thick concrete walls, covered under a meter of soil. Therefore, there is no radiation exposure outside of the facility. Employees of the facility working with the cyclotron are trained to work safely with this equipment and with the radioactive compounds produced. As defined in the “Kernenergiewet”, we have to follow the ALARA principle. ALARA is an acronym for "as low as (is) reasonably achievable," which means making every reasonable effort to keep exposures to ionizing radiation as far below the dose limits as practical.