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22 November 2010

Cobalt Transport- Delay and Denial of Shipment

22 November 2010 | An update for iiA members Over recent months the iiA Board has approved an activity plan designed to support the work of the IAEA and ISSPA (International Source Suppliers and Producers Association) focused on reducing the issues and problems associated with the shipment of radioactive materials around the world. The generic[…]

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1 October 2010

IAEA Programme on Transportation of Radioactive Materials

Concern over the problem of ‘denial of shipment of’ cobalt 60 was first addressed by the IAEA at its General Conference in 2004, then in November 2006 the first meeting of the International Steering Committee on Denials of Shipment was convened under the auspices of the IAEA. Presentations from the IAEA, WNTI (World Nuclear Transport[…]

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20 September 2010

ISO TC34 / WG 10 – Results of vote on DIS 14470

20 September 2010 | The draft document ISO/DIS 14470 “Food irradiation – Requirements for the development, validation and routine control of the ionizing radiation process used for the treatment of food” is approved. It received a total of 30 affirmative and 3 negative votes from eligible P-members.  Countries that submitted a comment file included: Australia,[…]

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25 August 2010

IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP)

Subject:        IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP) Importance:     High DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 03 SEPTEMBER 2010 Dear colleagues, We are in the process of initiating a Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on “Radiation treatment of wastewater for reuse with particular focus on wastewaters containing organic pollutants”. This CRP addresses the recent interest from many Member States  in wastewater[…]

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5 August 2010

2010 IAEA publication, Radiation Safety of Gamma, Electron and X Ray Irradiation Facilities Safety Guide.

Radiation Safety of Gamma, Electron and X Ray Irradiation Facilities Safety Guide – 2010 Publication.IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSG-8 This Safety Guide provides recommendations on how to meet the requirements of the Basic Safety Standards with regard to irradiation facilities. It gives practical information on the safe design and operation of gamma, electron and[…]

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27 July 2010

CIRE 2010 Report Shanghai China

10-13 June 2010 | Report on CIRE 2010 and iiA Forum held in Shanghai, China by Yves Henon, iiA Asia Representative. 240 delegates in total, 32 of which came from 12 foreign countries: Australia Canada Hungary India Iran Japan Korea Malaysia Taiwan Thailand Vietnam USA 12 iiA Members were present at the conference: From China:[…]

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27 July 2010

PANEL Report on Activities

31 May 2010 | PANEL on gamma and electron irradiation – A Synopsis of activity by John Woolston The International Irradiation Association is a member of the Panel on Gamma and Electron Irradiation and has a reciprocal recognition by the iiA. Summaries of Panel activities are included in the iiA Newsletter, however this note provides[…]

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12 June 2010

Internationalization of Guidelines and Standards on Food Irradiation

12 June 2010 | Shanghai, CHINA presentation by Yves Henon, iiA Asia representative Yves Henon gave a very nice presentation on the, “Internationalization of Guidelines and Standards on Food Irradiation” at the recent CIRE 2010/ iiA Forum in China 12 June 2010. As noted the ISO/DIS is consistent with the requirements for food irradiation. It[…]

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31 May 2010

Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management

31 May 2010 IAEA News.  Radioactive waste and spent fuel are side products in nuclear energy production and other nuclear applications in medicine, industry and research. The quantities of radioactive waste and spent fuel produced historically are small if compared to other conventional energy sources of similar capacity. Nevertheless, their management is demanding because of[…]

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10 May 2010

IAEA Meeting on Food Irradiation, Jakarta

10-14 May 2010 | Jakarta, Indonesia. The IAEA meeting to review and adopt guidelines on audit and accreditation of food irradiation facilities, by Yves Henon Yves made a presentation on the auditing and accreditation requirements of food irradiation facilities, showing that irradiation facilities are frequently audited or inspected by national authorities for a variety of[…]

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