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17 December 2017

Food Irradiation Technologies – Concepts, Applications and Outcomes

The Royal Society of Chemistry has produced a book titled ‘Food Irradiation Technologies: Concepts, Applications and Outcomes’ which was published on 15 December 2017. At present we don’t know much about the book. We will make enquiries and update this news item shortly. In the meantime further details are available via the following link: Food[…]

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13 December 2017

Radiation Physics & Chemistry – Special IMRP 18 Edition

Volume 143 – Special Edition of Radiation Physics and Chemistry is now available This special issue of the Journal of Radiation Physics and Chemistry is a collection of highlighted papers presented at the most recent IMRP conference held in Vancouver, Canada in 2016. The papers were selected by the session chairs and accepted after a[…]

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4 December 2017

Fresh Vietnamese Mango imports to the United States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its regulations to allow the importation of fresh mango fruit from Vietnam into the continental United States. After analyzing the potential plant pest risks, APHIS scientists determined that mangos from Vietnam can be safely imported under a systems approach that includes[…]

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1 December 2017

IAEA – Technical Cooperation Program

“To mark the 60th anniversary of the IAEA technical cooperation (TC) programme, the International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: Sixty Years and Beyond — Contributing to Development took place in Vienna from 30 May to 1 June 2017. The conference brought together high-level decision makers and policy formulators, technical experts at the senior[…]

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25 November 2017

Conservation of cultural heritage by irradiation

The IAEA just announced the publication of Uses of Ionizing Radiation for Tangible Cultural Heritage Conservation. This book provides state of the art knowledge on radiation technology applied to the conservation and consolidation of items of cultural heritage. IAEA Radiation Technology Series No. 6 STI/PUB/1747, 241 pp.; 92 figs.; 2017; ISBN: 978-92-0-103316-1, English, 50.00 Euro[…]

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24 November 2017

Nordion, Bruce Power and Cameco providing reliable supply of Cobalt-60

Nordion, Bruce Power and Cameco are working together to ensure the continued availability of High Specific Activity (HSA) Cobalt 60 used in the treatment of cancer once the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor at Chalk river closes in March 2018. Nordion and Bruce Power also have an agreement to secure the long-term supply of Cobalt-60[…]

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20 November 2017

Evaluation of Directive 1999/2/EC on food treated with ionising radiation

In 2017, the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission decided to undertake an evaluation of Directive 1999/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 February 1999 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning foods and food ingredients treated with ionizing radiation. This process known[…]

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13 November 2017

Accelerator on a Chip

In 2013 scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University reported on research that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and medicine, researchers used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured glass chip smaller than a grain[…]

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