News

1October2005

WNTI joining the Transportation Cause

Objectives of the World Nuclear Transport Institute (WNTI) include bringing together industrial organisations involved in or having a relationship to the transport of radioactive materials. Their goal is to collaborate with organisations having the same common interest. WNTI granted Associate Membership to REVISS Services (UK) Ltd, in March 2005. Now Dick Rees, REVISS Harwell Site […]

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1October2005

Ghana An Emerging Opportunity

A brand new report, “Irradiation Quarantine Export Development Feasibility Project” makes the compelling case that irradiation may be the only means of allowing fruits and vegetables exports from Ghana and the West Africa Trade Hub. Some countries have approved methyl bromide and hot vapour treatments for similar fruits exported from other regions, but the pests […]

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5September2005

Radiation and Modern Life: Fulfilling Marie Curie’s Dream

We recommend this as a must read. Author: Dr. Alan Waltar, Past president American Nuclear Society and winner of their 2004 Public Communications Award Published November 2004 by Prometheus Books, 300 pages, ISBN: 1591022509 Publisher Synopsis: Through artful use of vivid anecdotes that give vibrancy to technical explanations Waltar provides numerous examples of radiation’s many […]

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1September2005

Irradiation of Shellfish Approved by USA FDA

August 16, 2005 the FDA announced in the US Federal Register (Volume 70, NO 197, 48057) they are amending the regulations to provide for the safe use of ionizing radiation for the control of Vibrio species and other foodborne pathogens in fresh and frozen molluscan shellfish (e.g. oysters, mussels, clams etc.) at a dose not […]

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22August2005

The Radura Logo- A History Lesson

22 August 2005 | The word RADURA is derived from radurization, glued from RADiation and ‘durus’ (Latin for hard, lasting etc.). Radicidation is derived from RADIation and ‘cadere’ (Latin for fell, cut, kill). Radappertization is derived from RADiation and the name of Appert, a French scientist/engineer who invented sterilized food for the troops of Napoleon. […]

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10August2005

US NRC and States Regulatory Activities

Currently the US NRC is developing an implementation guide for the Financial Assurance for Materials Licensees published in the Federal Register/ Vol. 68, No. 192/ Friday, October 3, 2003/ Rules and Regulations 57327 Nuclear Regulatory Commission 10 CFR Parts 30, 40 and 70. Target date for the guide is 2005 December 2. At the heart […]

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10August2005

IMRP 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2006 February 26th to March 3 Early July the Program Committee met and selected papers for presentation. Session chairpersons will contact selected speakers to provide guidelines, templates and other relevant information. The Program Committee Chair is Gordon Ashfield, MDS Nordion. Organizing Chairmen are Syed Ali Aljffri, Sterilgamma and Dr. Daud Mohamad, MINT, Malaysia. Check out […]

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5January2005

AAMI Meeting Highlights

2005 June 27 to 30th Lisa Foster, Sterigenics reports on the AAMI Sterilization meeting in Washington, USA. As expected the meetings were brief. Highlights: * Craig Herring, Ethicon EndoSurgery is leading a task group on to develop a TIR which expands VDmax 25 kGy to other sterilization doses with the goal to issue a draft […]

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1January2005

ISO TC 198 Meeting Highlights

Thank-you to Alan Tallentire for providing detailed notes of the ISO TC 198 Sterilization of Healthcare Products 2005 April 18-22 in Sydney Australia. This unofficial report is posted on the doubleia website. Highlights: Working Group 2 – Radiation Sterilization convened by Joyce Hansen (USA) had delegates from 9 countries. In total 388 comments were reviewed […]

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1January2005

IAEA Conference on the Safety and Security of Sealed Sources

Paul Wynne attended on behalf of the iiA, which recently gained our NGO status with the IAEA. This by invitation only conference hosted approximately 300 regulators representing almost 70 country in Bordeaux France from 2005 June 27 to July 1. These are his valuable conclusions: There is a keen interest in hearing/taking account of the […]

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