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13 September 2017

Facts on Food Irradiation

A new version of Food Irradiation: Questions and Answers was posted on the website of UC Davis (University of California, Davis) on 27 June 2017. The text was written by Dr. Christine M. Bruhn, Director of the Center for Consumer Research and Consumer Food Marketing Specialist. Though largely designed for a US audience, these Questions […]

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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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24 July 2017

Security News

Our industry recognises that security must evolve to meet the changing risk environment. Radioactive materials are used in healthcare and to improve the safety or performance of a wide range of products and materials. On Saturday 22 July the The Washington Post Published a story about ISIS attempting to obtain material for a dirty bomb […]

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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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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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30 May 2017

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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25 May 2017

Shipment of Class 7 Radioactive Materials

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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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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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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