sealed radioactive source

sealed radioactive source

A generic term for any form of therapeutic radiation which is enclosed in delivery devices (cylinders, pellets, pins, plaques, rods, tubes, and wires), and left in place either temporarily (Sr/Y90, Ru106, Cs137, Ir192) or permanently (I125, Pd103, Au198).
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61) The NRC and IAEA have libraries of information on sealed radioactive sources (62) that, according to one report, were not intended for forensics.
Sealed radioactive sources with Cobalt- 60 are very often found in imported scrap.
The Environment Council on December 22, 2003 formally adopted Directive 2003/122/Euratom on the control of high-activity sealed radioactive sources and orphan sources.
The EU's Economic and Social Committee adopted an Opinion at its plenary session on July 17-18 on the proposal for a Directive on the control of high activity sealed radioactive sources (see European Report 2669 for further details on the Commission's proposal).
Of the industrial scrap classifications, the one most likely to contain sealed radioactive sources, he said, is cut plate or structural scrap, often referred to as railroad or demolition grade scrap.
The Commission will also issue a Communication on sealed radioactive sources during 2001Q2 and more interestingly, a Communication on the decommissioning of nuclear installations in the EU in February.
British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (BNFL) has been fined a mere GBP24,000 (Euro 40,000) for the breach, between 16 February and 24 May this year, of safety regulations agreed one year earlier and for mismanaging some 1,613 sealed radioactive sources.
The IAEA helps Member States build their disused sealed radioactive sources (DSRS) management capacity through technological transfer and staff training.
In an effort to scale up the safe and secure management of disused sealed radioactive sources (DSRS), the IAEA today introduced a new concept of Qualified Technical Centres.
The meeting, organized under the umbrella of an IAEA technical cooperation project that focuses on cradle-to-grave management of Sealed Radioactive Sources (SRS), provided the participating Member States with a comprehensive overview of the transport safety requirements at each stage in the life cycle of sealed radioactive sources.
The IAEA, through its technical cooperation programme, has provided technical assistance to the Government of Honduras for the recovery of disused sealed radioactive sources (DSRS) from El Mochito Mine, an underground zinc and silver mine located some 200 kilometres north-west of the capital city, Tegucigalpa.
However, many countries experience challenges in managing these sources once they reach the end of their useful lives - that is, when they no longer emit sufficient radiation for the purpose for which they were intended, but remain radioactive and in need of special management as disused sources The various management options for disused sources, which include return to the supplier, recycling, reuse or disposal, should be incorporated into national policies and strategies for radiation safety and radioactive waste management that cover Sealed Radioactive Sources (SRS) and Disused Sealed Radioactive Sources (DSRS).