News : Safety & Security

7July2017

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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15June2017

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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30May2017

Konnexis – Newsletter

New iia member Konnexis, a supplier of irradiation facility control and monitoring systems, has just published its latest newsletter. This includes information about updates to their AccuSOLO and KonnTRACK software and it can be accessed at the following link: http://eepurl.com/cQAAGT . You can sign up to receive future newsletters at the Konnexis website, www.konnexis.com

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25May2017

Transport

Despite the benefits to society the transport of radioactive materials presents challenges. Sea transport is widely used to move materials, especially over long distances, but the number of shipping companies that carry class 7 (radioactive) materials continues to diminish which has an adverse impact of cost of moving the cargo and increases the security risks […]

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24May2017

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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10May2017

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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6May2017

iia and WINS

Paul Wynne (International Irradiation Association – iia) and Pierre Legoux (World Institute for Nuclear Security – WINS) recently meet last week to discuss possible future initiatives and areas for co-operation. iia has attended a number of WINS workshops that address security and attended a WINS security culture workshop at the end of March. In November […]

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25April2017

Security Update

The security of radioactive material remain a high priority for our industry. We endeavour to keep our members up-to-date on recent security news and developments and to promote current best practice. Members can view details of an update that is not directly related to our industry but which highlights the importance of security. The linked […]

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16April2017

Safety, Security and Regulation

The National Association for the Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation in Industry (NAARRI) in India has today, 16 April, launched a book “Safety, Security and Regulations in handling Radiation Sources”. Dr Sekhar Basu (Chairman Atomic Energy Commission – Department of Atomic Energy) officiated. Shri Bhardwaj (Chairman Atomic Energy Regulatory Board), Shri Kamlesh Vyas (Director Bhabha […]

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31March2017

Strengthening Security Culture for Radioactive Sources

A two day workshop was held in Vienna on the 28th and 29th March. The workshop aimed to evaluate why a pervasive culture of security, as much as robust security arrangements, are essential to effectively lower the risks associated with internal and external threats. The Workshop was organised by WINS. iia participated in the workshop. […]

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