Radioactive Sources Dossier

Welcome to WINS' Home for Radioactive Sources

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 Contributions

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.

News and Events of Interest

News and events that focus on the security of radioactive sources include:

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.

WINS: 18 April 2018, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Workshop on Responding to Security Incidents Involving Radioactive Sources

WINS: 7 March 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Session on Alternative Technologies to High Activity Radioactive Sources.

WINS: 27 February-2 March 2018, Mexico City, Mexico. Workshop on Security in the Transport of Radioactive Sources.

Accessing the 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.

Taking a Whole-Life Approach

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.


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Taking a Whole-Life Approach

Medical Applications

Ensuring the security of radioactive sources used in medical applications requires careful planning, training and implementation on the part of numerous stakeholders.


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Medical Applications

Industrial Applications

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.


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Industrial Applications

Alternative Technologies

Given the potential benefits of alternative technologies, it is important to stay abreast of ongoing developments and innovations in the field.


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Alternative Technologies

Transportation Security

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.


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Transportation Security

End-of-Life Management

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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End-of-Life Management

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