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2 November 2014

Sterigenics acquires Gammarad, Italy.

Sterigenics announces that it has acquired Gammarad, Italy’s leading sterilisation provider. Sterigenics has indicated that it has committed more than USD 32 million in growth capital to expand existing facilities across the Americas and Europe. Further details about the aquisition can be found via the link – Sterigenics.

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27 October 2014

Discussed Radioactive Sealed Sources

A Code of Conduct Meeting was held at the IAEA last week. The meeting addressed issues relating to Discused Sealed Radioactive Sources (DSRS). ISSPA were present at the meeting and provided the attached report. We have added reference to the fact that we are considering how we can best represent the interests of iia members[…]

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23 October 2014

Development of Generic Irradiation Doses for Quarantine Treatments

The IAEA has completed a Coordinated Research Project on The Development of Generic Irradiation Doses for Quarantine Treatments to which 15 countries participated. In the course of this project, 38 pest species were studied of which 13 involved very large numbers of insects in confirmatory tests, to validate treatment efficacy at levels of phytosanitary security commonly[…]

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15 October 2014

Security of High Activity Sources

The World Institute of Nuclear Security (WINS) has published a Best Practice Guide entitled Security of High Activity Radioactive Sources. This guide will be useful for our Members using isotopic sources to determine if their organizations’ security system is adequate to protect their radioactive materials from possible threats and will help them implement complementary measures if[…]

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10 October 2014

Ionics to build second irradiator in Argentina

Ionics SA in Argentina has obtained the necessary licences to build a second gamma irradiation plant with a capacity of 1.5 MCi on their existing site in Buenos Aires. The multipurpose facility, identical to the first one, is expected to start operation in late 2015.

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10 October 2014

iia Awards at IRaP

iia gave two awards at IRaP 2014 which draws to a conclusion today. The event was hosted by KAERI in Korea. The first iia award was conferred on Joon-Pyo Jeun, a researcher of the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) from Korea who has developed a radiation based alternative technique for the production of carbon[…]

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7 October 2014

iia Book – Industrial Radiation with EB and X-Ray

iia initiated production of this book a number of years ago. For a variety of technical reasons publication has been delayed until now. We are conscious that some elements of the book already require updating and plan to provide updates over time. With increasing interest in Electron Beam and X-Ray processing we hope that readers[…]

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3 October 2014

Rosatom to build irradiation centres in India

According to a press release of the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS dated 26 September 2014, Rosatom Overseas, a unit of Russian nuclear power corporation Rosatom, will receive a 49% stake in India’s Gamma Tech to jointly build irradiation sterilization centres in India. The companies plan to open first two pilot irradiation centres in the Tamil-Nadu state and[…]

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1 October 2014

US NRC Security – Planned Changes.

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending the regulations governing security related information for large irradiators, producers, distributors and transporters. Details are outlined in the attached extract from the Federal Register 10 CFR Parts 30, 37, 73 and 150 (NRC 2012 0140).   Federal Register Vol 70 Number 189

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