News : Business & Commerce

8November2016

IMRP 18 – Opening Plenary

The 18th and 40th anniversary International Meeting on Radiation Processing (IMRP) has begun with an exciting program of opening day plenary speakers. Watch the welcome video The conference was opened by John Masefield with welcome addresses by Dan Carestio (STERIS AST) and Martell Winters (Nelson Laboratories). The Plenary presentations are: Clean Nuclear Power, Safe Hospitals […]

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8November2016

Nordion and Bruce Power ensure global Cobalt-60 supply up to 2064

Nordion and Bruce Power have entered into an agreement to secure the long-term supply of Cobalt-60 up to 2064. This news was announced by Bruce Power earlier today during the opening plenary of IMRP 18 in Vancouver. The agreement extends a previous supply arrangement that would have expired at the end of 2028 and now […]

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5November2016

Ionisos acquires Leoni Studer Hard GMBH

On the 3rd November 2016 Ionisos announced that it had acquired Leoni Studer Hard GMBH which is based in Bautzen which is on the boarder between Germany and Poland. Leoni Studer Hard GmbH operates state-of-the- art irradiation accelerator technology for the crosslinking of pipes and cables used in construction and automotive industries. The company was […]

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1November2016

iia on You Tube

iia has created a You Tube channel to hold video material produced by the Association. The latest addition is an Introduction to the aims and activities of iia. The channel also includes summaries of IMRP 16 Montreal and IMRP 17 Shanghai as well as a promotional video for IMRP 18 Vancouver. The channel will be […]

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28October2016

SSWG Visits Capitol Hill, Washington DC

Members of the Source Security Working Group Steering Committee met with staff on Capitol Hill this past week regarding the Schumer and Feinstein letters to the NRC on Category 3 materials. These letters were sent in August and September in response to the July GAO report which found NRC Category 3 security lacking in an […]

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23October2016

New IAEA Technical Cooperation Project

The Department of Technical Cooperation of the IAEA launched a new regional project for Africa entitled “Facilitating the Commercial Application of Irradiation Technologies” (Project RAF1006). The first coordination meeting was held in Accra, Ghana from 17 to 21 October 2016. The participants were representatives from ten Member States (Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, Central African Republic, […]

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18October2016

Panel on Gamma and Electron Irradiation

On 12th October 2016 Martin Comben of iia participated in the meeting of the Panel on Gamma & Electron Irradiation which was held in the United Kingdom. Martin updated the Panel members on the recent activities of iia, particularly in the areas of: communication with iia members and the irradiation community; education through organising, participating […]

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14October2016

IMRP 2019 – Evaluation

This week the International Irradiation Association has been visiting potential locations and venues for an IMRP in 2019. The iia board will shortly evaluate the information that has been gathered and reach a decision about the location and timing of IMRP 19. An announcement about IMRP 2019 will be made during the closing plenary of […]

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