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5 November 2005

PANEL Explains Dosimetry Uncertainties

The Panel on Gamma and Electron Irradiation has some excellent publications available to the general public on their website. One very useful document is the “Discussion Paper on Uncertainties in Routine Dosimetry for Gamma and EB Plants. Anyone who has listened to dosimetry experts can understand why this is an important, but often poorly understood, […]

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1 November 2005

Nuclear Security Across the Borders

Senior officials from 17 countries participated at an IAEA – Argonne Seminar near Chicago, USA. They called it “Operation Jumpstart”, and by the time the mock emergency exercise was over four hours later, 38 of the world’s senior security officials breathed a collective sigh of relief. According to the IAEA press release the groups did […]

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5 October 2005

European Food Irradiation Update

Direktor und Professor Dieter Ehlermann a.D., Linac Technologies’ consultant and formerly of the Federal Research Centre for Nutrition, Karlsruhe, Germany sent the iiA four reports on developments in food irradiation. All documents are now posted on the iiA website. First document is “Irradiated Foods Marketed in Europe”. In 2005 after the accession of 10 or […]

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1 October 2005

WNTI joining the Transportation Cause

Objectives of the World Nuclear Transport Institute (WNTI) include bringing together industrial organisations involved in or having a relationship to the transport of radioactive materials. Their goal is to collaborate with organisations having the same common interest. WNTI granted Associate Membership to REVISS Services (UK) Ltd, in March 2005. Now Dick Rees, REVISS Harwell Site […]

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1 October 2005

Ghana An Emerging Opportunity

A brand new report, “Irradiation Quarantine Export Development Feasibility Project” makes the compelling case that irradiation may be the only means of allowing fruits and vegetables exports from Ghana and the West Africa Trade Hub. Some countries have approved methyl bromide and hot vapour treatments for similar fruits exported from other regions, but the pests […]

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5 September 2005

Radiation and Modern Life: Fulfilling Marie Curie’s Dream

We recommend this as a must read. Author: Dr. Alan Waltar, Past president American Nuclear Society and winner of their 2004 Public Communications Award Published November 2004 by Prometheus Books, 300 pages, ISBN: 1591022509 Publisher Synopsis: Through artful use of vivid anecdotes that give vibrancy to technical explanations Waltar provides numerous examples of radiation’s many […]

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1 September 2005

Irradiation of Shellfish Approved by USA FDA

August 16, 2005 the FDA announced in the US Federal Register (Volume 70, NO 197, 48057) they are amending the regulations to provide for the safe use of ionizing radiation for the control of Vibrio species and other foodborne pathogens in fresh and frozen molluscan shellfish (e.g. oysters, mussels, clams etc.) at a dose not […]

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22 August 2005

The Radura Logo- A History Lesson

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10 August 2005

US NRC and States Regulatory Activities

Currently the US NRC is developing an implementation guide for the Financial Assurance for Materials Licensees published in the Federal Register/ Vol. 68, No. 192/ Friday, October 3, 2003/ Rules and Regulations 57327 Nuclear Regulatory Commission 10 CFR Parts 30, 40 and 70. Target date for the guide is 2005 December 2. At the heart […]

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10 August 2005

IMRP 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2006 February 26th to March 3 Early July the Program Committee met and selected papers for presentation. Session chairpersons will contact selected speakers to provide guidelines, templates and other relevant information. The Program Committee Chair is Gordon Ashfield, MDS Nordion. Organizing Chairmen are Syed Ali Aljffri, Sterilgamma and Dr. Daud Mohamad, MINT, Malaysia. Check out […]

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