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The purpose of this dossier is to provide our members with an easy-to-access location for information on the security of radioactive sources. This includes both information that WINS has generated and information generated by others, such as the IAEA.
We welcome your comments about the information you find here, as well as your suggestions for additional publications, events, training courses and more that focus on radioactive source security and that would interest your fellow WINS members. Together, we can turn these pages into THE home on the web for information on the security of radioactive sources.
Upcoming news and events that focus on the security of radioactive sources include:
WINS: 27 February-2 March 2018, Mexico City, Mexico. Regional Training Course on Radioactive Source Security Management. Presented in conjunction with the Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares (ININ). The course will be presented in Spanish and is by invitation only.
WINS: 18 April 2018, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Workshop on Responding to Security Incidents Involving Radioactive Sources
IAEA: 3-7 December 2018, Vienna, Austria. International Conference on the Security of Radioactive Material: The Way Forward for Prevention and Detection. Click here for more information.
We have arranged the information here into six major subject matter areas: Taking a Whole-Life Approach, Medical Applications, Industrial Applications, Alternative Technologies, Transportation Security, and End-of-Life Management. Just scroll down and click on the button that interests you. Be sure to check back often because we are regularly adding information to these pages.
As numerous documents in these pages demonstrate, radioactive sources need to be managed from a whole-life point of view. Doing so requires competent personnel, adequate financial resources, and carefully planned and implemented policies, processes and procedures.
Ensuring the security of radioactive sources used in medical applications requires careful planning, training and implementation on the part of numerous stakeholders.
It is crucial to put a robust security programme in place that decreases the likelihood that radioactive sources used in industrial applications will be lost or stolen.
Given the potential benefits of alternative technologies, it is important to stay abreast of ongoing developments and innovations in the field.
Radioactive sources are transported frequently, often across international borders, using various modes of transportation. Because sources are particularly vulnerable when they are being transported, it is crucial that all involved stakeholders communicate effectively with each other and that they plan, implement and exercise effective security measures.
Measures for implementing appropriate end-of-life measures for radioactive sources should be identified, put in place, and financed before the sources are put into use.
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