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30 September 2014

End of Life Management of Radioactive Sources

iia attended a workshop that was organised by WINs and which was supported by the NNSA Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI). Follow the link to read an overview of the topics and issues that were debated and considered at the meeting. Workshop Report

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29 September 2014

New Form Sealed Source

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) presented a new form caesium 137 sealed source to the 58th IAEA General Conference which was held in Vienna last week. For details read the attached paper. Vitrified Caesium  

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23 September 2014

The Role of Liability and Insurance Regimes in Strengthening Radiological Security

We are providing members with a link to an interesting paper that in considers the liability issues relating to the loss of control of radiological material. The research study was funded by the National Nuclear Security Administration, Global Threat Reduction Initiative. The following is an extract from the research study: “As Laurent Kueny, a French […]

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22 September 2014

Importation of Mangoes from Jamaica into the continental United States

On 18th September 2014 the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the US Department of Agriculture allowed the importation of mangoes from Jamaica into the continental United States. Hot water dip treatment or irradiation at a minimum dose of 150 Gy are required beyond the port-of-entry to mitigate the risks posed by the quarantine pests. Details […]

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16 September 2014

End of Life Management of Radioactive Sources

iia will be attending a workshop to discuss “End of Life management of Radioactive Sources” in Paris, France this week. The disposal of radioactive materials is a focus for a number of organisations and agencies and is of concern to iia members in the wake of the closure of the UK cobalt supplier Reviss. The […]

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16 September 2014

Universities meet Laboratories

The first EuCARD-2 EuCAN Workshop “Universities meet Laboratories” (ULA2014) will be held at the University of Frankfurt am Main from 30 September to 1 October 2014. The workshop will address a number of accelerator-related topics which are of joint importance to universities and laboratories, including discussions on: –          Do synergies exist between Universities and Laboratories? –          The ranking of the research: Universities and […]

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10 September 2014

Proposed US Regulatory Action

In the USA a Bill making appropriations for: energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 and for other purposes includes potentially important targets that could impact on operators of production irradiators. We would draw your attention to pages 68-74 inclusive of the attached Bill. These pages include […]

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