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Technical Meeting on Tools and Equipment for the Management of Disused Sealed Radioactive Sources

30 Oct – 3 Nov 2023
Virtual event
Vienna, Austria
Event code: EVT2205659

Sealed radioactive sources (SRSs) are used extensively in agriculture, industry, medicine, and various research areas in around the world.  Almost all countries utilize SRSs in some manner. Paragraph 9 of the IAEA Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources specifies that "Every State should ensure that appropriate facilities and services for radiation protection, safety and security are available to, and used by, the persons who are authorized to manage radioactive sources."

This Technical Meeting will discuss the available facilities and equipment for managing disused sealed radioactive sources (DSRS) and options that could improve these facilities and equipment. The situation in a given country may influence the technical option to be chosen and certainly affects the long-term sustainability of any in-country solution.

The objective of this Technical Meeting is to review current facilities, such as Mobile or Temporary  Hot Cells and tool kits, and other equipment and tools to safely and securely manage DSRS. The meeting will also examine the possibility of adapting the current design with current technology or a new design that could incorporate future technology to improve the management of DSRS.

In order to be designated by an IAEA Member State or invited organization, participants are requested to submit their application via the Intouch+ Platform to the competent national authority or organization for onward transmission to the IAEA by 29 September 2023.

To know more about this event please refer to the event Information Sheet.

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