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1 June 2015

US Port Labour Issues – Update

The U.S. National Retail Federation has advised us that Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) plans to introduce legislation to amend the National Labor Relations Act to provide additional authority to governors under Taft Hartley specific to port related issues. The bill will be titled the “Protecting Orderly and Responsible Transit of Shipments (PORTS) Act of 2015 and would allow state[…]

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19 May 2015

E-learning course on Food Irradiation

The Joint FAO-IAEA Division of the IAEA has just made an E-learning course on Food Irradiation available on line. This course is designed for different types of audiences, ranging from members of the general public interested in scientific and technical information about the basics of the food irradiation process to academics, regulators, users of the[…]

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15 May 2015

iia engagement with the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a mission to strengthen global nuclear security by reducing the risk of use and preventing the spread of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. In March 2014 53 world leaders attended the 3rd Nuclear Security Summit in the Netherlands and 23 countries signed a commitment to[…]

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29 April 2015

Alternatives to High Activity Sealed Sources

On April 24, 2015 the first meeting of the Ad hoc Group of Stakeholder States Involved with Technological Alternatives to High-Activity Radioactive Sources met in Vienna, Austria. Co-chaired by France and the USA, the meeting was also attended by representatives from Japan, Germany, Malaysia, Netherlands, UK, Norway and Uruguay as well as by several IAEA observers. This[…]

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18 April 2015

Yanks enjoy Mullet Creek mangoes

News from Australia (Stock & Land – highlights the progress that is being made following the signing of a USA/Australian agreement to export mangoes and lychees.  

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