News : IAEA


New IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP) now open for proposals

Development of New Applications of Machine Generated Food Irradiation Technologies (Reference number: D62024) Most of the food irradiated in the world is treated with gamma rays generated by the radionuclide cobalt-60, but using electrically generated “machine source” radiation could broaden the choice of food irradiation technologies. This is strategic research and the aim of the […]

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End of Life Management of Radioactive Sources

iia will be attending a workshop to discuss “End of Life management of Radioactive Sources” in Paris, France this week. The disposal of radioactive materials is a focus for a number of organisations and agencies and is of concern to iia members in the wake of the closure of the UK cobalt supplier Reviss. The […]

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The IAEA will purchase three self-shielded gamma irradiators

The IAEA will purchase three self-shielded gamma irradiators in two lots: (1) The first lot, for the sterilization of insects at low doses, will consist of two units, one for China and one for Mauritius. (2) The second lot, for research on irradiation  of food, human tissues, medical implants, seeds, etc. will consist of one unit […]

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Industrial Electron Beam Processing -an IAEA and iia Booklet

In the Federal Register of 30 August 2013, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced that it would revise its licensing guidance for irradiators to include safety culture, security of radioactive materials, protection of sensitive information, and changes in regulatory policies and practices. The NRC is requesting public comment by 30 September 2013 on draft […]

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Illicit Trafficking

The latest IAEA Consultants Meeting took place in Viena from 9-13 July 2012. The meeting reviewed comments and responses to the existing proposed guidanace “Prevention of Illicit Trafficking within declared radioactive material shipments across boarders”. This was the 5th consultants meeting. The title of the guidance has been changed to “Methodology for Customs to identify […]

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IAEA Meeting – Electron Accelerators & Plasma Generators

iiA was recently invited to participate in a Consultants Meeting at the IAEA. The meeting was held last week and reviewed Inovations in Electron Accelerator and Plasma Generators for Healthcare Products, Materials Processing and Environmental Applications. More news on outputs from the meeting will be posted at a later date.

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