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radioactive contamination

the undesirable addition of radioactive material to the body or part of the environment, such as clothing or equipment. Contamination of the body by beta radiation may occur through the ingestion, inhalation, or absorption of a beta emitter. Instruments, drapes, surgical gloves, and clothing that come in contact with serous fluids, blood, and urine of patients containing beta or gamma radiation emitters may be contaminated. The severity of the contamination is directly related to the elapsed time between the administration of the radioactive isotope and surgery. On completion of the procedure, possibly contaminated material is isolated and checked. If found to be contaminated, it is disposed of according to institutional and federal standards for the disposal of radioactive waste.
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The training session aims to review, evaluate and update the procedures for licensing and inspection of activities and practices of the circulation of radioactive sources in various applications in the Sultanate, as IAEA dispatched four experts for this training session to train the participants on the best ways to licenses and inspections operations.
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Sharaf noted that JNRC was implementing a protection program of radioactive sources in the Kingdom, so far covering four hospitals, that would also be functioning in all institutions that deal with radioactive isotopes and sources.
Aa"An IAEA mission to get powerful radioactive sources out of Lebanon was completed August 30, after a plan carrying the high-activity cargo safely touched down in Russia.
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In contrast, NRC has made limited progress toward implementing recommendations to (1) modify its process for issuing licenses to ensure that radioactive materials cannot be purchased by those with no legitimate need for them, (2) determine how to effectively mitigate the potential psychological effects of malicious use of such materials, and (3) examine whether certain radioactive sources should be subject to more stringent regulations.
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