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1 December 2006

Dirty Bomber’s Deadly Plots Exposed

Recently convicted terrorist Dhiren Barot engaged in a variety of feasibility studies to wreak large-scale attacks on western targets that included the use of radioactive materials, toxic gases, chemicals and or explosives. Hidden deep within his files, police discovered numerous research papers, documents and plans prepared for approval by al-Queda leadership. Simplicity of the plan […]

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1 December 2006

A Different World and Cobalt-60

Terrorist Dhiren Barot reminds us of the depravity of those we are up against and it is indeed a different world we live in. The IAEA statistics can be interpreted that authorities are more successful in sharing information, tracking incidents and stopping potential terrorists. What does this mean for our industry? The fact is cobalt-60 […]

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30 November 2006

IAEA Report: Illicit Trafficking of Radioactive Materials

On August 21 2006 the IAEA released a report on, “Illicit Trafficking and Other Unauthorized Activities involving Nuclear and Radioactive Materials”. Established in 1995, the Agency’s Illicit Trafficking Database (ITDB) covers a broad range of cases from illegal possesion, attempted sale and smugling to unauthorized disposal of materials and discoveries of lost radiological or ” […]

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1 October 2006

IAEA Safe Transport of Radioactive Material

The IAEA has been publishing Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material since 1961. Meeting its statutory obligation to foster the exchange and training of scientists and experts in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy, the IAEA has developed a standardized approach to transport safety training. This training manual is an anchor […]

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1 September 2006

Skype – A Great Way to Call Around the World

Skype is one way iia keeps the high cost of telephone calls to a minimum and still stay connected with our membership. What Skype has is a simple bit of software that enables you to use your computer to call other Skype users on their computer — anywhere in the world for free. Furthermore it […]

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12 August 2006

Wegmans reintroduces irradiated fresh ground beef

17 August 2006 ROCHESTER, N.Y. USA — Officials with Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. have announced the retailer is again offering irradiated ground beef at its 71 retail stores. Wegmans was one of the first retailers to offer irradiated beef in 2002 and discontinued carrying the products when the provider of its irradiation service, SureBeam Corp., […]

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1 August 2006

ISSPA and iiA meet with NAS

ISSPA, the International Source Suppliers and Producers Association recently formed in 2005 to ensure that the beneficial use of radioactive sources continues to be regarded by the public, the media, legislators, and regulators as a safe, secure, viable technology for medical, industrial, and research applications. Virtually all source suppliers are members of this new association. […]

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22 June 2006

iia Letter to Romina Garay, Convenor of ISO/TC 34 WG10

22 June 2006 |   To: Romina Garay, Convenor of ISO/TC 34/WG 10 Vasil Lajos, Interim Secetary of ISO/TC 34/ WG Members TC 34/ WG 10 Members Subject: Status of ISO/TC 34/ WG 10 on ISO/CD 22810 “Food Irradiation – Good processing practices for the irradiation of food intended for human consumption” I am writing […]

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1 June 2006

A New Concept in Aseptic Filling: Closed-vial Technology

Pharmaceutical Technology Europe in the January 2006 issue published this interesting article by Benoit Verjans, Jacques Thilly and Christian Vandecasserie. Integral to this “new concept” is using irradiation to sterilize the closed plastic vial prior to filling. In the filling process, a needle penetrates the closed vial through the stopper, injects the liquid into the […]

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1 June 2006

IAEA Meeting on Denials of Shipment

Vienna May 8-12, 2006. MDS Nordion participated in and reports on an IAEA meeting dealing with denial of shipments at the IAEA in early May. Approximately 60 delegates from 26 countries were present. A course of action was agreed to which will see the creation of a Steering Committee made up of a competent authority […]

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