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11 November 2015

IAEA – Update

We are able to report on recent conversations with staff at the IAEA. IAEA Report IAEA Organisation Chart  

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21 September 2015

IAEA General Conference 2016

The IAEA General Conference was held in Vienna last week. The Conference adopted resolutions further strengthening the IAEA’s work in the areas of nuclear science and technology, safety, security, safeguards and technical cooperation. The Conference also adopted a resolution on nuclear security which, among others, calls on the IAEA to continue to implement the Nuclear[…]

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8 April 2015

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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16 September 2014

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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5 March 2014

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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5 September 2013

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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