Security of Radioactive Sources Used in Industrial Radiation Processing

New iia/WINS guide on Security of Radioactive Sources Used in Industrial Radiation Processing

The iia is please to announce the publication of the joint iia/WINS Best Practice Guide on ‘Security of Radioactive Sources Used in Industrial Radiation Processing’.

This guide has been developed to provide a reference that supplements international recommendations and enhances security requirements prescribed by national regulation for gamma irradiation facilities.  It aims to define the threat and responsibilities of the various stakeholders, provide practical advice on physical protection systems and security management, discuss the importance of security culture and take a whole life approach towards radioactive sources that includes planning for their end-of-life management.

The iia would like to thank the following members from the international radiation processing community that contributed to the content of this best practice guide:

  • Gamma-Service Recycling GmbH
  • Nordion (Canada) Inc.
  • SQHL (Beijing SanQiangHeLi) Radiation Engineering Technology Co., Ltd
  • Sterigenics U.S., LLC
  • STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies, STERIS plc
  • Symec Engineers (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • VINCA Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade

The iia would also like to thank its member Sandia National Laboratories for reviewing the guide prior to publication.  This international collaboration demonstrates that that our industry is engaged and active in managing the security of Cobalt-60 sources and that it has implemented its own independent arrangements in addition to the regulatory minimum requirements.




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