Environmental

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The latest iia publication - The development of radiation processing in Latin America and the Caribbean Region is now available in the publications section of our website. Latin America and the Caribbean Region have an established history of scientific research and the commercial application of radiation processing....

The latest iia publication - The development of radiation processing in Latin America and the Caribbean Region is now available in the publications section of our website. Latin America and the Caribbean Region have an established history of scientific research and the commercial application of radiation processing....

Our member BGS is participating in the HoT-BRo2 project of the Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites at Hannover University that aims to develop thermoplastic bioplastics and biocomposites suitable for use at high-temperatures. The purpose is to substitute oil-based plastics with bio-based plastics in the engine...

After Ahmedabad, a second gamma irradiation facility is about to go online in the central Indian city of Indore. Designed to process 5 tons per hour of dry sewage,  this facility is part of the Swachh Bharat (clean India) program .Cobalt-60 has been loaded commissioning...

From November 22 to 27, 2021, our member ARC-Nucleart, in collaboration with the IAEA,  hosted a workshop and meeting of experts in Grenoble, France on radiation technologies for cultural heritage preservation. The event attracted over 100 participants from Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe, and...

The Rhisotope project is a fine example of the varied and beneficial applications of isotopes. The project aims to reduce the illicit trade in Rhino horn along with the associated poaching that results in the death and mutilation of many of the remaining rhinoceros population. Profesor...

In order to highlight the contribution of non-energy solutions of the nuclear industry to the 17 Sustainable Developments Goals (SDG's) of the United Nations, Rosatom organised aside event on the margins of COP26 on Monday 8 November 2021. Moderator of the session was Polina Lion,...

The IAEA is hosting a virtual round table discussion and debate issues associated with plastic pollution and the role that nuclear technologies can play in addressing the problem. The sessions will include: Nuclear technologies for recycling and for marine micro plastic monitoring, plus the programmatic...

The IAEA highlights that plastic pollution is one of today’s most pressing global environmental challenges and a direct threat to sustainable development. According to projections, by 2025 the ocean will contain one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish, and by 2050, there may be more plastic in...

A demonstration facility using an electron beam to treat medical wastewater started operation in May 2021 at the Xiyuan Hospital in the Hubei Province of China. The irradiation treatment aims at controlling microbiological contamination and dissociating biologically active compounds such as antibiotics. The pilot unit...

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The International Irradiation Association (iia) is seeking applications from those who would like to join a small team who are responsible for the development and implementation of Association initiatives. The iia represents a diverse international community of organisations involved in the science and use of ionising...

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On June 14, 2021 the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington DC released the report titled Radioactive Sources: Applications and Alternative Technologies. The iia contributed to this report in various forms. Chapter 5 deals with radioactive sources and alternative technologies for medical...

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The IAEA recently hosted a virtual workshop to promote the beneficial applications or irradiation technologies. The International Irradiation Association and a number of iia members were in attendance and presented at the meeting. An IAEA article about the event can be found via this link: IAEA...

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have released a book reviewing major progress in the use of a nuclear technique to suppress agricultural pests and insect outbreaks that have become more frequent due to...

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The IAEA report on a study published in the journal Science Robotics which tested the use of a drone to release sterile mosquitoes as part of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) – a form of insect birth control that has been used successfully for decades...

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