Regulatory Affairs

New iia/WINS security effectiveness assessment methodology

The iia and WINS (World Institute for Nuclear Security) has jointly published an update to their ‘Methodology for assessing the effectiveness of security arrangements at gamma irradiation facilities’. The original methodology was published in 2021 with industry input from members of the iia Gamma Working Group...

The iia and WINS (World Institute for Nuclear Security) has jointly published an update to their ‘Methodology for assessing the effectiveness of security arrangements at gamma irradiation facilities’. The original methodology was published in 2021 with industry input from members of the iia Gamma Working Group...

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is conducting a hearing on OPG's licence amendment application for the commercial production of cobalt-60 at their Darlington reactors.  As part of this routine process, CNSC invites comments on the application.  The iia has submitted comments in support of...

The IAEA 67th General Conference was held from 25-29th September 2023.  During this conference, the IAEA Director General, Rafal Mariano Grossi, spoke of the role of the IAEA on addressing the important issue of denial and delay of radioactive shipments and highlighted the establishment of...

The iia is pleased to welcome Institute de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN) France as its latest new member.  IRSN contributes to the safety of existing and future nuclear facilities, and to the radiological monitoring of French national territory and of workers exposed to...

The Government of Ontario in partnership with the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council, Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries and McMaster University is organizing virtual trade missions to Europe and the United States focused on medical isotopes. The iia is a member of the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council...

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The Organizing Committee of the 3rd Medical Device Sterilization Workshop is pleased to announce the next meeting for stakeholders exploring accelerator-based sterilization alternatives, “Medical Device Sterilization: Understanding the Possibilities.” This virtual meeting will take place in the mornings (CDT) on September 22, 23, & 24, 2021....

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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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The Transport Facilitation Working Group (TFWG), of which iia is a member, is running a short awareness programme aimed at IAEA Member States that are considering appointing a National Focal Point (NFP) for denials of shipments of radioactive material.  The role of the NFP is...

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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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Steritech's new X-ray facility in Melbourne has received conditional approval to treat Australian table grapes and cherries destined for the Vietnamese market. For further details click on this link to an article in Asiafruit....

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Radiation processing can broadly be defined as the “intentional irradiation of products or materials to preserve, modify or improve their characteristics” (ASTM E3083). Applications include the irradiation of blood products, the treatment of foodstuffs, the sterilization of medical devices and the modification of polymers and...

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The Microbiology Working Group of the Panel on Gamma and Electron Irradiation has published a guide on Risk Assessment following Sterilisation Dose Audit failure, in accordance with ISO11137-2 section 10.4. The new document is available to download from the Guides area of the Panel website....

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