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27October2012

Forensic Signatures of Radiological Sources

There are circumstances when identifying the origin of the materials used in sealed sources may be desirable. This interesting article, Forensic Signatures of Radiological Sources,  reviews the work done at the Argonne National Laboratory and the Idaho National Laboratory (USA) in the field of forensic radiological signatures. The article was presented to the 2011 Conference […]

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23July2012

US Department of Agriculture. The Animal and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have issued new regulatory guidance in relation to irradiation Treatment; the location of Facilities in the Southern States of the United States.

US Department of Agriculture. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have issed new regulatory guidance in relation to Irradiation Treatment; the Location of Facilities in the Southern States of the United States. The updated regulations, 7 CFR Parts 305 & 319 amend the phytosanitary treatment regulations to provide generic criteria for new irradiation […]

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21July2012

Illicit Trafficking

The latest IAEA Consultants Meeting took place in Viena from 9-13 July 2012. The meeting reviewed comments and responses to the existing proposed guidanace “Prevention of Illicit Trafficking within declared radioactive material shipments across boarders”. This was the 5th consultants meeting. The title of the guidance has been changed to “Methodology for Customs to identify […]

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19July2012

Gamma Sterilsation Factsheet

GIPA (Gamma Industry Processing Alliance – iiA Affiliate) have produced a Gamma Sterilisation Factsheet which is available in the members section of its website. Click here – Factsheet

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11July2012

IAEA Meeting – Electron Accelerators & Plasma Generators

iiA was recently invited to participate in a Consultants Meeting at the IAEA. The meeting was held last week and reviewed Inovations in Electron Accelerator and Plasma Generators for Healthcare Products, Materials Processing and Environmental Applications. More news on outputs from the meeting will be posted at a later date.

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8July2012

EC Report – Food treated with Ionising Radiation

Report from the European Commission to the European parliament and Council on food and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation for the year 2010 The European Union published its report on food irradiated in the European Union in 2010 – published 2012 Out of 24 approved irradiation facilities in 13 member states ( 2 of […]

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11June2012

Food & Phytosanitary Developments in Australia and New Zealand

The agency Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has assessed an application to change the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code to allow irradiation of fresh tomato and fresh capsicum for quarantine purposes. An opportunity to comment on both applications will be available at a later date. Application A1069, which would allow processors to irradiate […]

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10June2012

Cobalt Transport Update

An update on the recent illicit trafficking guidance document, the IAEA International Steering Committee on Denial of Shipment of Radioactive Material and the establishment of a Radioactive Sources Working Group is available from the Safety and Security page in the Members Area

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