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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.
Last week, as reported yesterday by Nuclear Newswire, Australian authorities began 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.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022|10:15AM–12:00PM EDT|Brighton III/IV
Aurelie Bardelay (IRSN)
John D. Bess
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Nuclide Inventory Validation: Radiochemical Assay Data Quality and Modeling Challenges in Benchmark Models Development
Germina Ilas (ORNL), Bruce Bevard (ORNL), Jeffrey Delashmitt (ORNL), Joseph Giaquinto (ORNL), Cole Hexel (ORNL), Shalina Metzger (ORNL), Benjamin Roach (ORNL), Kayron Rogers (ORNL), Alex Zirakparvar (ORNL)
Impact of Fission Yield Covariance Matrices on Decay Heat Uncertainty Quantification with the DARWIN2 Package
M. Tiphine (CEA), V. Vallet (CEA)
Testing Nuclear Data Libraries with Burnup for Reactor Applications
R. Ichou (IRSN), N. Leclaire (IRSN), L. Leal (IRSN)
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