News : IAEA

10June2012

Cobalt Transport Update

An update on the recent illicit trafficking guidance document, the IAEA International Steering Committee on Denial of Shipment of Radioactive Material and the establishment of a Radioactive Sources Working Group is available from the Safety and Security page in the Members Area

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10June2012

Cobalt Transport Update

Representation within IAEA There are several organizations that have an active interest in the problems associated with global transport of Cobalt-60; these include iiA, ISSPA, GIPA, CORAR, WNTI, WNA who have various levels of recognition and representation with the IAEA. Part of the challenge over recent months has been to ensure that these groups send […]

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1October2010

IAEA Programme on Transportation of Radioactive Materials

Concern over the problem of ‘denial of shipment of’ cobalt 60 was first addressed by the IAEA at its General Conference in 2004, then in November 2006 the first meeting of the International Steering Committee on Denials of Shipment was convened under the auspices of the IAEA. Presentations from the IAEA, WNTI (World Nuclear Transport […]

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25August2010

IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP)

Subject:        IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP) Importance:     High DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 03 SEPTEMBER 2010 Dear colleagues, We are in the process of initiating a Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on “Radiation treatment of wastewater for reuse with particular focus on wastewaters containing organic pollutants”. This CRP addresses the recent interest from many Member States  in wastewater […]

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5August2010

2010 IAEA publication, Radiation Safety of Gamma, Electron and X Ray Irradiation Facilities Safety Guide.

Radiation Safety of Gamma, Electron and X Ray Irradiation Facilities Safety Guide – 2010 Publication.IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSG-8 This Safety Guide provides recommendations on how to meet the requirements of the Basic Safety Standards with regard to irradiation facilities. It gives practical information on the safe design and operation of gamma, electron and […]

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31May2010

Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management

31 May 2010 IAEA News.  Radioactive waste and spent fuel are side products in nuclear energy production and other nuclear applications in medicine, industry and research. The quantities of radioactive waste and spent fuel produced historically are small if compared to other conventional energy sources of similar capacity. Nevertheless, their management is demanding because of […]

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10May2010

IAEA Meeting on Food Irradiation, Jakarta

10-14 May 2010 | Jakarta, Indonesia. The IAEA meeting to review and adopt guidelines on audit and accreditation of food irradiation facilities, by Yves Henon Yves made a presentation on the auditing and accreditation requirements of food irradiation facilities, showing that irradiation facilities are frequently audited or inspected by national authorities for a variety of […]

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1March2010

IAEA Consultants meeting for development of guidelines for inspection and accreditation of food irradiation facilities ( RAS/5/050 9003 01)

1-5 March 2010 | IAEA Vienna, AUSTRIA Notes by John Woolston The five day meeting was able to generate a first draft of a Guideline for the inspection and accreditation of food irradiation facilities focused on phytosanitary (as opposed to food safety) requirements. This document when finalised by the working group will be presented to […]

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9September2009

IAEA on Denials and Delays of Shipments

Anyone that is interested in the issue of denial and delays of the shipment of radioactive sources should visit the IAEA website and learn more about the many the activities underway. 1. Just published is the list of National Focal Point (NFP) containing 71 contact persons including alternatives, representing 65 member states for issues on […]

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