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30 March 2009

Next Steps for OPG and the Deep Geologic Repository

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is poised to take the next step in the development of the Deep Geological Repository (DGR) for the long-term management of low and intermediate level nuclear waste at the Bruce Reactor Site on lands adjacent to the Western Waste Management Facility in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada. OPG is responsible for 20 nuclear […]

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19 March 2009

FSANZ Emerging Issues Newsletter

Food Standards Australia and New Zeland (FSANZ) publishes “Monitoring of Emerging Issues Newsletter” which monitors: International and Country issues on Disease outbreaks, labeling and Packaging, Surveillans and emerging Scientific/ Technical knowledge on Food Safety. Thanks to George West for sharing this newsletter with iiA. Issue: 18 April – 1 May Issue: 21 February – 06 […]

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18 March 2009

ISO/ TC 198/WG 2 Radiation Sterilization

3-4 November 2008 | Hilton Financial District, San Francisco, CA USA The meeting was convened by Dr Byron Lambert (USA) and Ms S Balboni (AAMI, USA) was the secretary and attended by 17 delegates from 7 countries. Click here for the brief report. Below are unofficial comments provide by Dr. Alan Tallentire. The 200 submitted […]

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24 February 2009

IAEA meeting on nuclear contribution to food security.

Nuclear contribution to food security was among the topics being discussed at the High-Level Meeting on Food Security for All taking place in Madrid, Spain from 26-27 January 2009. The event is a gathering of UN officials and representatives of international agencies belonging to the High Level Task Force on Global Food Security Crisis set […]

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24 February 2009

The US NRC recently offered two webinars

The US NRC recently offered two webinars: the 5 February 2009 was for Licensees affected by 10 CFR 73.21 and 10 CFR 73.22; Safeguards Information (SGI); and 6 February was intended for Licensees affected by 10 CFR 73.21 and 10 CFR 73.23; Safeguards Information-Modified Handling (SGI-M). The NRC is planning to distribute the slides to […]

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16 February 2009

NRC Webinar Series on 10 CFR 73

 5&6 February 2009 | The US NRC recently offered two webinars: the 5 February 2009 was for Licensees affected by 10 CFR 73.21 and 10 CFR 73.22; Safeguards Information (SGI); and 6 February was intended for Licensees affected by 10 CFR 73.21 and 10 CFR 73.23; Safeguards Information-Modified Handling (SGI-M). The NRC is planning to […]

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28 January 2009

NRC Staff Recommends Security over Replacement Cesium

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has recommended a continued emphasis on improving the security of cesium chloride radiation sources instead of replacing or banning them, citing their beneficial uses in medicine and industry and the lack of effective alternatives at the present time. “These radiation sources (in research irradiators) perform critical functions in blood sterilization […]

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11 January 2009

Cobalt-60 Use and Disposal: An Established Pathway

2008 September 21-25 IMRP London |  Unfounded concerns exist about industrial cobalt-60 sources being stolen, lost, or abandoned. Implementation of many security measures since September 11, 2001 protects against the theft of cobalt-60 sources. The industry uses unique serial numbers to perform “cradle to grave” tracking of the cobalt-60 sources. And regulatory changes require owners […]

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