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7 August 2017

Transport Facilitation Working Group

The Transport Facilitation Working Group (TFWG) met in Vienna on 13th July to progress its activities in facilitating the safe and secure global transport of radioactive materials. Various items that may impact the shipment of cobalt-60 to some iia members were discussed and notes of this meeting are attached. TFWG has also developed their communication[…]

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4 August 2017

Source Security Working Group

The Working Group monitors and engages with key agencies and with Congressional staff in Washington DC in order to ensure that all parties are well informed and that the benefits derived from the use of irradiation technologies are understood. The International Irradiation Association (iia) was a founder member of the Working Group and is a[…]

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19 July 2017

ISO Meeting – Minneapolis USA

The iia has a strategic relationship with the Panel on Gamma and Electron Irradiation which is well represented at ISO meetings. As part of our ongoing relationship the Panel have provided us with an update on the recent ISO Standards meeting in Minneapolis USA. The meeting was held between 22 and 28 April. Click to[…]

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7 July 2017

Code of Conduct – Safety & Security of Radioactive Materials

Last week Member States and invited NGO’s attended a meeting at the IAEA in Vienna to review consider how best to standardise and implement the financial provision requirements relating to the management of radioactive sources once they become disused. Approximately 150 people attended the meeting which lasted 3 days. Previous meetings had identified that not[…]

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27 June 2017

Irradiation for Quality Improvement, Microbial Safety and Phytosanitation of Fresh Produce

Irradiation for Quality Improvement, Microbial Safety and Phytosanitation of Fresh Produce presents the last six and a half decades of scientific information on the topic. This book emphasizes proven advantages of ionizing irradiation over the commonly used postharvest treatments for improving postharvest life of fresh fruits and vegetables to enhance their microbial safety. This reference[…]

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15 June 2017

IMRP 19 Program Committee Meeting

The IMRP 19 Program Committee is meeting in Strasbourg to develop the outline themes and structure for the next conference. The International Irradiation Association (iia) has appointed Yves Henon as Program Chair. Members of the Program Committee are: Yves Henon (iia – Program Chair) Bart Croonenborghs (Sterigenics) Philippe Dethier (IBA) Brian McEvoy (STERIS) Uwe Gohs[…]

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24 May 2017

Source Security Working Group

The Source Security Working Group met last Thursday for a scheduled all day meeting to discuss recent developments, engage with key industry players, expand its sphere of influence and to plan future initiatives. The meeting was held at the Elekta offices in DC and included engagement with: GAO (Government Accountability Office) NNSA ORS (National Nuclear[…]

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22 May 2017

1979 “AAMI 60Co Dose Setting Intercompany Studies” – The Beginnings of Method 2 of ISO 11137-2

John Kowalski recently posted an item on LinkedIn that provided some valuable and interesting historic information about the first White Paper on the 1979 “AAMI 60Co Dose Setting Intercompany Studies”, protocols and results of the three study phases of these studies. The original documents show calculations that were made to determine an estimated sterilization dose,[…]

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10 May 2017

Transport Facilitation Working Group

Transport Facilitation Working Group (TFWG)  set up in April 2014.It is an independent, multi-stakeholder group of experts whose role is to propose strategies and activities necessary to enable the efficient global transport of radioactive materials. TFWG submits reports to the Inter-Agency Group (IAG), composed of representatives of the IAEA, ICAO, and IMO Secretariats as well[…]

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24 March 2017

Irradiation of Fresh Produce: New Database will Help Determine the Right Dose

A new database developed by the IAEA, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will help to identify the correct radiation dosage for disinfesting fresh products to eliminate the risk of carrying new invasive pests between countries. The database contains information on 89 fresh commodities and more are being added. For[…]

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