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Monitoring for Radioactive Material in International Mail Transported by Public Postal Operators

Technical Guidance Reference Manual

Chinese Edition

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Chinese, Simplified STI/PUB/1242 978-92-0-523210-2
38 4 23.00 2012

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The illegal transport of conventional explosives and biological material has been observed in public mail and could lead to serious health hazards. In response to Member States' requests to establish guidance for detecting the movement of radioactive material in international mail, the IAEA and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) undertook a joint effort to prepare this publication. It considers how radioactive materials in international mail might be detected, how best to monitor for these materials in mail facilities and how to respond appropriately. This publication brings together a concise but comprehensive description of the various techniques and equipment used to detect and control radioactive material during mail processing.

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