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3 August 2015

Gamma Technology News

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will conduct a financial scoping study to determine if financial planning requirements for decommissioning and end-of-life management for some radioactive byproduct material are necessary.  For further details follow the link to the Federal Register

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28 July 2015

Applications of Particle Accelerators in Europe

The scientific contributions (on timetable section) and the event photos (at the bottom of the overview page) of the June APAE meeting in London are now accessible on the meeting web page. http://indico.cern.ch/event/377384/overview

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15 July 2015

Partnership Comet – Bühler

After its acquisition of the US manufacturer of low energy electron accelerators PCT Engineered Systems LLC in April 2015, the Swiss COMET Group AG has announced a strategic partnership with the family owned technology group Bühler AG of Uzwil, Switzerland. The two companies plan to develop new applications based on COMET’s compact ebeam technology. Bühler […]

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15 July 2015

EN/ISO 11137 parts 1,2 and 3 – Microbiological and Dosimetric issues.

There is a very important initiative being undertaken by EMPIR (European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research).   Refer to the attached document.   This initiative has significant consequences for the industry in terms of how product is currently processed. “Recent revisions of the medical device radiation sterilization standards (EN/ISO 11137-1,2&3 have highlighted the lack of a […]

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30 June 2015

Solar Impulse – Nagoya to Hawaii

Using electrical power and being exposed to cosmic radiation during the flight is the only justification that I can think of for posting news of this epic journey on the iia website. The pilot on the latest and longest sector, Andre Borschberg, departed Nagoya (Japan) 1 day and 22 hours ago and is not yet […]

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29 June 2015

U.S. Ports Update

1) The Ports Performance Act (S. 1298) passed the Senate Commerce Committee on June 25.  According to the committee press release, “S. 1298 may next be considered as part of the upcoming surface transportation reauthorization bill.”  The amended bill can be viewed here.  We encourage members to contact their Senators to support including this as part of […]

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20 June 2015

Applications of Particle Accelerators in Europe

Various european initiatives in this field have been supported by the European Union (EU). Between 2003 and 2007 a program was call Coordinated Accelerator Research Europe (CARE). CARE was replaced by the Enhanced European Coordination for Research and Development (EuCARD) program which operated between 2008 and 2013. EuCARD2 operates between 2013 and 2017. Within EuCARD […]

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19 June 2015

Developments in Food Irradiation in South West China

The attached note reports recent developments in the use of food irradiation in South West China. Food Irradiation in South West China Tomorrow we will update members on the EuCard2 meeting that is being held in London, England, yesterday and today.

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15 June 2015

Food Irradiation – Update

The Institute of Food Science and Technology have prepared a paper reviewing the current status of food irradiation. Follow the link to read the paper: Food Irradiation

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