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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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Nuclear Security

A number of presentations on radiological security were included in the program for the recent IMRP meeting in Vancouver. Security remains and important and topical issue. This week the IAEA has been hosting an important international conference “Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions” at the VIC in Vienna. iia was present for part of the meeting […]

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Russia and Brazil plan irradiation centre

World Nuclear News (WNN) has reported that United Innovation Corporation (UIC), a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Brazilian consultancy CK3 for the development, construction and operation of an irradiation centre in Brazil. The article in can be accessed via the following link: Russia and Brazil plan […]

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Steri-Tek are showcasing their new state-of-the-art E-beam/X-Ray sterilization, material modification, and R&D collaboration facility at a Grand Opening which will be held on 1 December 2016. When: Thursday, December 1, 2016 Time: 11:00 – 6:00 p.m. Where: 48225 Lakeview Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538 Attendees are invited to: Take a tour of our new facility See […]

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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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IMRP 18 – Opening Plenary

The 18th and 40th anniversary International Meeting on Radiation Processing (IMRP) has begun with an exciting program of opening day plenary speakers. Watch the welcome video The conference was opened by John Masefield with welcome addresses by Dan Carestio (STERIS AST) and Martell Winters (Nelson Laboratories). The Plenary presentations are: Clean Nuclear Power, Safe Hospitals […]

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Nordion and Bruce Power ensure global Cobalt-60 supply up to 2064

Nordion and Bruce Power have entered into an agreement to secure the long-term supply of Cobalt-60 up to 2064. This news was announced by Bruce Power earlier today during the opening plenary of IMRP 18 in Vancouver. The agreement extends a previous supply arrangement that would have expired at the end of 2028 and now […]

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Ionisos acquires Leoni Studer Hard GMBH

On the 3rd November 2016 Ionisos announced that it had acquired Leoni Studer Hard GMBH which is based in Bautzen which is on the boarder between Germany and Poland. Leoni Studer Hard GmbH operates state-of-the- art irradiation accelerator technology for the crosslinking of pipes and cables used in construction and automotive industries. The company was […]

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