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CNSC amends OPG’s operating licence to authorise the production of cobalt-60 at Darlington NGS

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has announced the decision to amend Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG’s) power reactor operating licence for the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station (NGS) to authorise the production of cobalt-60. The licence will be amended to include production of cobalt-60 and other activities...

Following the recent article in Phys.org that introduces the development of a new type of electron beam accelerator for medical device sterilisation, a further update has been issued by Fermilab. The update refers to the IARC’s (Illinois Accelerator Research Centre) roadmap to develop high power accelerators...

Due to its growing importance, there is much interest world-wide in sustainability, including in the radiation processing industry. A number of companies and organisations are undertaking sustainability studies and have already made presentations on what they have learnt. To reflect this interest and importance, a Sustainability...

Arthur Dumba, General Manager of the iia, recently participated in the latest ASTM Committee E61 on Radiation Processing meeting and has provided updates from attendees. ASTM The most recent ASTM Committee E61 meeting was held virtually, 6 – 8 May 2024. Committee E61 on Radiation Processing is...

STERIS, a member of the iia, recently announced completion of expansion of its facility at Chonburi Thailand and planned expansion at Suzhou China. These expansions include the incorporation of X-ray processing capabilities to enable STERIS to enhance its sterilisation services using a wider range of technologies. The announcements can be read at these links to the STERIS website: STERIS ANNOUNCES COMPLETED EXPANSION OF...

IBA Industrial Solutions, member of the iia, has signed a contract to install its Be-Efficient electron beam irradiation solution in Germany. The contract, announced on March 19, 2024, includes two Rhodotron® accelerators along with supporting systems for polymer crosslinking applications. Typically priced between EUR 11...

Bruce Power, a member of iia, has completed delivery of the company’s largest ever harvest of cobalt-60 to Nordion.  The harvest from Bruce Power’s Unit 8 was completed during planned maintenance of the reactor as part of Bruce’s Life-Extension Program and Major Component Replacement project. ...

On 2nd November the iia hosted its webinar ‘GAMMA IRRADIATION for Today and the Future’. The webinar focused on three topical issues that are important to gamma irradiation today and for the future: cobalt-60, sustainability and cybersecurity. Martin Comben of iia introduced the topics and explained...

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E-BEAM Services Inc., a member of iia, has announced a significant expansion of it's facility located in Lebanon, Ohio, USA. This investment and expansion signify E-BEAM Services continued, steady growth. The state-of-the-art space is designed for the housing of another world class electron beam accelerator and...

The iia is pleased to announce the formation of its Technical Advisory Group! The iia Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has been formed by the iia to strengthen the connection between the iia and its membership. The primary roles of TAG will be to provide guidance and...

The iia is pleased to announce that Riaz Bandali has been appointed to the board of the International Irradiation Association.  Riaz is currently the President of Nordion (Canada) Inc. and member of the Sotera Health Executive Committee.  Prior to joining Nordion, Riaz served as the President &...

The iia is pleased to welcome Dioxitek S.A. as its newest member. Dioxitek , based in Argentina, undertake various activities including the production of uranium dioxide powder used to fuel nuclear power plants in Argentina, the commercialisation of Moybenum-99 used in nuclear medicine and the production...

James Scongack of Bruce Power gave a keynote presentation at IMRP18 in Vancouver. Several years later the International Irradiation Association (iia) was one of a small number of organisations that supported the formation of the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council (CNIC). Today iia continues to support...

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Symec Enginers Pvt Ltd, a member of iia, partnered with Ansell Sterile Solutions Pvt Ltd to set up India's first integrated medical glove manufacturing, packaging and sterilization facility at SIPCOT Industrial Park, Perundurai, Tamil Nadu.  The facility will span more than 70,000 sq meters when...

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