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13 May 2016

Part 37

On March 19, 2013, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a final rule that amended its regulations to establish security requirements for the use and transport of category 1 and category 2 quantities of radioactive material. Specifically, the final rule provided reasonable assurance of preventing the theft or diversion of category 1 and category […]

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12 May 2016

10 CFR Part 37 Update

In mid March the Nuclear Regulatory Commission published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comment on its 10 CFR Part 37 regulations governing the safety and security of radiological sources. NRC is seeking information in order to prepare its report to Congress, as mandated in Section 403 of the FY 2015 Energy and Water […]

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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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15 July 2015

EN/ISO 11137 parts 1,2 and 3 – Microbiological and Dosimetric issues.

There is a very important initiative being undertaken by EMPIR (European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research).   Refer to the attached document.   This initiative has significant consequences for the industry in terms of how product is currently processed. “Recent revisions of the medical device radiation sterilization standards (EN/ISO 11137-1,2&3 have highlighted the lack of a […]

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8 June 2015

Senator Gardner introduces PORTS Act to protect American economy

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced on Friday 5th June that he had introduced the Protecting Orderly and Responsible Transit of Shipments (PORTS) Act in the United States Senate to safeguard the American economy from the threat of labor shutdowns and slowdowns at seaports. The Act is designed to ensure that labour disputes […]

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26 February 2015

Australia New Zealand Food Standards – approvals

On 20th February 2015, Australia New Zealand Food Standards has approved the irradiation between 150 Gy and 1 kGy of apple, apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, plum, honeydew, rockmelon, scaloppini, strawberry, table grape and zucchini (courgette). The purpose should be pest disinfestation for a phytosanitary objective. This brings to 24 the number of commodities for which phytosanitary irradiation […]

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