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30 November 2009

Scientists are using SIT techniques to protect olive crops and olive oil…

The small innocuous-looking pest the Bactrocera oleae or commonly known as the olive fruit fly is capable of infesting up to 90% of a farmer’s fruit. This insect poses a serious threat to the olive and olive oil industries in southern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the USA. Scientists from the Joint Division[…]

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9 September 2009

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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24 February 2009

IAEA meeting on nuclear contribution to food security.

Nuclear contribution to food security was among the topics being discussed at the High-Level Meeting on Food Security for All taking place in Madrid, Spain from 26-27 January 2009. The event is a gathering of UN officials and representatives of international agencies belonging to the High Level Task Force on Global Food Security Crisis set[…]

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10 June 2008

Industrial Electron Beam Processing -an IAEA and iia Booklet

2008 June 10 | At the iiA Annual General Meeting, in Kuala Lumpur several Members proposed that we prepare a companion booklet to Gamma Irradiators for Radiation Processing produced by the IAEA. As noted this initiative would help provide another opportunity for iia to establish stronger links with the IAEA. Jean Louis Bol agreed to[…]

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9 June 2008

IAEA International Conference on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources

25 June – 1 July 2005 | IAEA International Conference on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources, meeting report by Paul Wynne, iia Director. The iia was invited to participate when IAEA recognized our NGO status. The Conference The conference was attended by approximately 300 Regulators from almost 70 countries together with a variety[…]

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29 January 2008

IAEA Convenes Meeting on Denial of Shipments

With widespread applications in medical, industrial, research and energy fields, the safe and assured shipment of radioactive materials is both a public health and economic issue. An international conference in Vienna 17 -18 January 2008 gathered experts from governmental agencies, transport organizations and radiation source manufacturers to discuss transport issues involving radioactive materials. “Denial of[…]

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30 October 2007

Radiation Control of Bio hazardous Contaminants

Maria Helena de Oliveira Sampa, Scientific Secretary in the Industrial Applications and Chemistry Section of the IAEA organized a technical meeting on the “Radiation Control of Biohazardous Contaminants”, October 1-5, 2007 in Vienna Austria. Fifteen participants from 12 countries came together to make presentations and discuss this important subject. Under the leadership of chairman Glyn[…]

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31 May 2007

New IAEA Publication Radiation Processing: Environmental Applications

In recent years a number of radiation processing technologies have been developed aimed at ensuring the safety of gaseous and liquid effluents discharged into the environment. Pilot and industrial scale installations have demonstrated the effectiveness of radiation-based technologies for flue gas treatment, wastewater purification, and treatment of sewage sludge can help to mitigate environmental degradation.[…]

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1 October 2006

IAEA Safe Transport of Radioactive Material

The IAEA has been publishing Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material since 1961. Meeting its statutory obligation to foster the exchange and training of scientists and experts in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy, the IAEA has developed a standardized approach to transport safety training. This training manual is an anchor[…]

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1 June 2006

IAEA Meeting on Denials of Shipment

Vienna May 8-12, 2006. MDS Nordion participated in and reports on an IAEA meeting dealing with denial of shipments at the IAEA in early May. Approximately 60 delegates from 26 countries were present. A course of action was agreed to which will see the creation of a Steering Committee made up of a competent authority[…]

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