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5December2005

MDS Nordion and Rosenergoatom Announce Cobalt-60 Supply Agreement

On November 23, 2005 MDS Nordion, Canada and Rosenergoatom, Russia announced they have entered into a long-term agreement for the supply of cobalt-60. Given the unique design of the Leningrad Nuclear Power reactors they can harvest cobalt-60 while the reactor is in operation. The radiation processing community will benefit, as this arrangement enables MDS Nordion […]

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1December2005

List of Approved Facilities for Food Irradiation

Did you know that on October 7th 2004 the Commission of the European communities amended thee Directive 1999/2/EC of the European Parliament concerning foods and food ingredients treated with ionizing radiation? The amendment included that specific foodstuffs and food ingredients may be imported from a country outside the EC, if treated in an approved irradiation […]

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1December2005

Phytosan Mexico receives licence for Matehuala Plant

Arved Deecke, Director General of PHYTOSAN S.A. de C.V.) is very pleased to announce that as of November 16, 2005 has received its nuclear license for construction of a gamma facility in Matehuala, SLP, Mexico, from the Mexican Commission of Nuclear Safety and Safeguards (CNSNS). The permit covers the installation of a MDS Nordion JS […]

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5November2005

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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1November2005

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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5October2005

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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1October2005

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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1October2005

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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5September2005

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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1September2005

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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