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8 February 2017

Source Security Working Group

The Steering Committee of the Source Security Working Group (SSWG) on the 3rd February 2017. Whilst the SSWG focuses on matters in the U.S. developments in Washington are impacting on action and thinking around the world and are therefore of interest to the global irradiation community. The following notes highlight the matters discussed. Membership. The[…]

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18 January 2017

NRC 10 CFR Part 37 Implementation Report

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission released its 10 CFR Part 37 implementation report to Congress just before Christmas. The Report details the results of its program review of Part 37 Implementation. The Report The assessment showed that the requirements in Part 37 are effective in ensuring the security of risk-significant radioactive materials during use, storage, and[…]

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12 January 2017

SSWG Transition Memo to Incoming U.S. Administration

Source Security Working Group (SSWG) Publishes Transition Memo to Incoming Administration The Source Security Working Group recently published its recommendations to the Trump transition team regarding radiological source policy. Highlights of the recommendations include: Maintain the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as the principal federal regulator for the domestic civilian use of radioisotopes Do not require[…]

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3 January 2017

The Security of Gamma Irradiation Facilities

During last November’s IMRP 18 in Vancouver the importance and evolution of security was highlighted in a series of presentations. From a regulatory point of view the U.S. NRC has implemented new requirements in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulation (Part 37). Alongside these developments the U.S. DoE, NNSA, Office of Radiological Security[…]

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2 January 2017

International Conference on Nuclear Security

This was a very large conference that highlights once again the growing interest in and importance of nuclear security. The conference provided an opportunity for delegates to discuss National and international nuclear security achievements and future targets. This event had a Ministerial (political / regulatory) segment where ministers, policymakers and senior officials were able to[…]

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19 December 2016

International Conference on Nuclear Security

This was the second International Conference on Nuclear Security (first July 2013). The conference included a Ministerial segment as well as a comprehensive scientific and technical element. The event last all week and involved, in total, more than 1,500 people. The Ministerial segment allowed politicians and regulators to outline what actions were being undertaken and[…]

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13 December 2016

Nuclear Safety – Communications

Effective communication in relation to nuclear and radiological safety is important. The linked article article highlights some of the issues that are being addressed at government and regulator level in Canada. Communicating with Canadians  about nuclear safety The article appeared on World Nuclear News (WNN) yesterday 12 December 2016.

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16 November 2016

iia / WINS Workshop on the Security of Gamma Irradiation Facilities

On 11th November 2016, directly after IMRP18, iia and WINS organised a workshop on: ‘The Security of Gamma Irradiation Facilities used for Industrial and Research Irradation and Sterilisation’. The Workshop Program included the following themes: developing a common understanding, designing and implementing operational security measures, addressing the insider threat and implementing security by design. iia[…]

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28 October 2016

SSWG Visits Capitol Hill, Washington DC

Members of the Source Security Working Group Steering Committee met with staff on Capitol Hill this past week regarding the Schumer and Feinstein letters to the NRC on Category 3 materials. These letters were sent in August and September in response to the July GAO report which found NRC Category 3 security lacking in an[…]

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5 July 2016


The International Irradiation Association (iia) and the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) are joining forces to organise a Workshop: “The Security of Gamma Irradiation Facilities used for Industrial and Research Irradiation” The Workshop will be held immediately after the International Meeting on Radiation Processing (IMRP) conference at the Westin hotel in Vancouver, Canada on[…]

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