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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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29 June 2016

Source Security Working Group

In 2014 iia cooperated with a broad coalition of U.S. based organisations and associations in responding to Section 402 in the Draft 2015 Appropriations Bill. The initial contents of Section 402 would have had far reaching consequences for the irradiation industry, particularly the gamma irradiation community. The final Bill was heavily modified before being enacted […]

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15 June 2016


The International Irradiation Association is working on a project that should result in us offering a WINS / iia workshop on the Security of Gamma Irradiation facilities on Friday the 11 November. The workshop would complement the existing plans to offer Friday tours. WINS have extensive experience of organizing highly interactive workshops. More news will […]

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9 June 2016


In 2014 iia was involved in making representations on the draft U.S. Appropriations Bill. iia recognises the importance of security and believes that the U.S. NRC have designed and implemented enhanced requirements which are appropriate and which have been established with a deep inderstanding of the risks and the operational aspects of implementation. Section 402 […]

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