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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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21 July 2012

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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11 July 2012

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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10 June 2012

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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10 June 2012

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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1 October 2010

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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25 August 2010

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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5 August 2010

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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31 May 2010

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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10 May 2010

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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