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27 May 2009

Sterigenics Fleurus Incident

On May 7, 2009, a maintenance technician informed the Operator of Gammir II that he planned to go into the cell during a batch exchange to perform some distance measurements. The operator locked out the source rack after the end of the irradiation process of one batch and proceeded changing out the product batches. After[…]

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22 May 2009

CDC/AAMI WG 90 Meeting

revised DRAFT 4/22/09 rfm Notes from CDC/AAMI WG 90 Meeting of 3/16/09 David Liu and Bob Morrissey (representing AAMI WG 90) gave a presentation on sterility assurance of industry sterilized medical devices to Drs. Cliff McDonald, Arjun Srinivasan, Matthew Arduino, Lynne Sehulster and Elise Beltrami of the CDC Prevention & Response Branch. A summary of[…]

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30 April 2009

NRC Directs Staff to Enhance Security of Cesium Chloride

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has directed the agency staff to continue enhancing the security of cesium chloride radiation sources, while encouraging research and further technological developments for alternative chemical forms of cesium-137. The Commission agreed with the staff’s position in a paper presented last November that near-term replacement of cesium chloride sources in existing[…]

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30 March 2009

Next Steps for OPG and the Deep Geologic Repository

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is poised to take the next step in the development of the Deep Geological Repository (DGR) for the long-term management of low and intermediate level nuclear waste at the Bruce Reactor Site on lands adjacent to the Western Waste Management Facility in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada. OPG is responsible for 20 nuclear[…]

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19 March 2009

FSANZ Emerging Issues Newsletter

Food Standards Australia and New Zeland (FSANZ) publishes “Monitoring of Emerging Issues Newsletter” which monitors: International and Country issues on Disease outbreaks, labeling and Packaging, Surveillans and emerging Scientific/ Technical knowledge on Food Safety. Thanks to George West for sharing this newsletter with iiA. Issue: 18 April – 1 May Issue: 21 February – 06[…]

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18 March 2009

ISO/ TC 198/WG 2 Radiation Sterilization

3-4 November 2008 | Hilton Financial District, San Francisco, CA USA The meeting was convened by Dr Byron Lambert (USA) and Ms S Balboni (AAMI, USA) was the secretary and attended by 17 delegates from 7 countries. Click here for the brief report. Below are unofficial comments provide by Dr. Alan Tallentire. The 200 submitted[…]

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24 February 2009

IAEA meeting on nuclear contribution to food security.

Nuclear contribution to food security was among the topics being discussed at the High-Level Meeting on Food Security for All taking place in Madrid, Spain from 26-27 January 2009. The event is a gathering of UN officials and representatives of international agencies belonging to the High Level Task Force on Global Food Security Crisis set[…]

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24 February 2009

The US NRC recently offered two webinars

The US NRC recently offered two webinars: the 5 February 2009 was for Licensees affected by 10 CFR 73.21 and 10 CFR 73.22; Safeguards Information (SGI); and 6 February was intended for Licensees affected by 10 CFR 73.21 and 10 CFR 73.23; Safeguards Information-Modified Handling (SGI-M). The NRC is planning to distribute the slides to[…]

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16 February 2009

NRC Webinar Series on 10 CFR 73

 5&6 February 2009 | The US NRC recently offered two webinars: the 5 February 2009 was for Licensees affected by 10 CFR 73.21 and 10 CFR 73.22; Safeguards Information (SGI); and 6 February was intended for Licensees affected by 10 CFR 73.21 and 10 CFR 73.23; Safeguards Information-Modified Handling (SGI-M). The NRC is planning to[…]

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