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4 September 2014

Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSR Part 3 This is a revised version of the International Basic Safety Standards. Co-sponsored by seven other international organizations (EC/Euratom, FAO, ILO, OECD/NEA, PAHO, UNEP and WHO) the Standard details the requirements for the protection of people and the environment from harmful effects of ionizing radiation and for the safety[…]

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4 September 2014

Nuclear Techniques for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

In response to Member State requests, the IAEA Technical Cooperation Department of the European Region launched in 2009 the TC Project RER8015 on “Using Nuclear Techniques for the Charac- terization and Preservation of Cultural Heritage Artefacts in the Europe region” to improve the characterization and preservation of cultural heritage artefacts through the application of nu-[…]

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29 August 2014

Investment in Radiation Processing – Europe and North America

Synergy Health has announced plans to expand it’s gamma irradiation capacity in Europe – Ede (Netherlands) gamma processing will be increased by 50%, Radeberg (Germany) will be increased by 50% and Bradford (UK) will see the construction of a second plant which will more than double capacity. In the United States the company plans to[…]

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21 August 2014

Food Irradiation

Click on the link to access the article. Irradiation for Mold and Mycotoxin Control, A Review

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12 August 2014

Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material

Advisory Material for the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (2012 Edition) IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSG-26 This Safety Guide provides recommendations and guidance on achieving and demonstrating compliance with IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSR-6, Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (2012 Edition), which establishes the requirements to[…]

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7 August 2014

Nordion announces completion of acquisition by Sterigenics International

Nordion announced today the successful completion of the previously announced sale of the company to Sterigenics International. “We are extremely excited to welcome the Nordion employees onto the Sterigenics global team,” said Michael Mulhern, CEO of Sterigenics. “We believe this acquisition is transformative in expanding our product and service offerings, broadening our global footprint and allowing us to[…]

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24 July 2014

US GAO Report on Nuclear Nonproliferation.

The title of the Report is: “Additional Actions needed to Increase the Security of US Industrial Radioligical Sources”.   The Report presents the findings and recommendations of the GAO. The Report covers a wide variety of industrial applications including Production Irradiators – pages 26 and 27. General recommendations include employee trustworthiness, reliability and evaluation. The[…]

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13 July 2014

Rosatom signs agreement on nuclear energy with Argentina

Rosatom is a Russian State Corportation. JSC Isotope (iia member of cobalt supplier) operates as a subsidiary enterprise of Rosatom. The BBC reported that “the nuclear agreements will see the atomic energy corporation Rosatom get involved in the construction of units in Argentina’s nuclear Atucha 3 power plant” Argentina have contributed to global supply[…]

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