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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Cs-137 sealed source found in Western Australia
A rendering of the sealed source capsule’s appearance. (Image: DFES)
Australian emergency services has located the lost sealed source, the BBC reported early February 1.
The caesium-137 capsule, part of a density gauge used at Rio Tinto’s Gudai-Darri mine in Western Australia, was found after a survey vehicle travelling at 70 km/h (43 mph) detected radiation, according to the report. According to Australia’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the capsule was located on the roadside of the Great Northern Highway, south of Newman. A serial number verified it was the lost source.
[Originally posted January 31, 2023] Authorities are searching 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) of Australia’s Great Northern Highway, between Perth and the remote town of Newman, for a lost sealed-source capsule containing cesium-137. The source was part of a density gauge used by mining company Rio Tinto at its mining operations in Western Australia.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) of Western Australia reported that the density gauge containing a 6-mm-diameter (0.24-inch-diameter) by 8-mm-height (0.31-inch-height) source capsule was sent by flatbed truck to Perth for repair, leaving Rio Tinto’s Gudai-Darri mine site in Western Australia on January 12 and arriving in Perth on January 16. The package containing the gauge, however, was not inspected until January 25.
Upon opening the package, it was found that the gauge was broken apart with one of four mounting bolts missing. The source itself and all screws on the gauge were also missing. It is assumed that vibrations from the truck broke the gauge apart and allowed the screws and capsule to fall through the bolt hole and away from the truck. DFES said they were notified of the loss on the evening of January 25.
September 25–29, 2022
14th International Conference on Radiation Shielding and 21st Topical Meeting of the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division
Seattle, WA|Seattle Marriott Waterfront
ICRS 14/RPSD 2022
Our meeting vision is to ensure attendees leave with renewed interest in their field of expertise by exposing them to new tools that make them more effective, showing them the value of membership in the RPSD community, and providing an enjoyable destination for the meeting. We will emphasize the technical intersection between tool developers and user applications, taking advantage of the synergy between the two diverse groups of attendees. Through the planned technical sessions, workshops, plenary talks, and social events, we hope to provide an environment that is ideal for the two communities to engage in productive technical discussions, establish collaborations, and build community.
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ICRS 14/RPSD 2022 has partnered with Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) to publish a special issue of papers derived from the conference. You are invited to submit your work for consideration in the issue. If interested, please contact Publications Chair Jeffrey Favorite and/or submit directly into NSE’s peer review system before November 29, 2022.
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We are proud to follow in the long tradition of joint RPSD-ICRS meetings and hope to achieve the success of the last meeting in Paris (2016). Our meeting vision is to ensure attendees leave with renewed interest in their field of expertise by exposing them to new tools that make them more effective, showing them the value of membership in the RPSD and ICRS communities, and providing an enjoyable destination for the meeting. We hope to provide an environment for tool developers, code users, theoreticians, and experimentalists to engage in productive discussions, establish collaborations, and build community in the foreground of scientific advancements and challenges in radiation protection and shielding.