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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|1:30–3:15PM EDT|Brighton III/IV
John D. Bess
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Evaluating the X2 Initial Core Zero Power Physics Tests with Serpent-Ants
Ville Valtavirta (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland), Unna Lauranto (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland), Antti Rintala (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)
Feynman-α Analysis Using BGO Gamma-Ray Detector in UTR-KINKI Reactor
Masaki Goto (Kindai Univ.), Tadafumi Sano (Kindai Univ.), Kunihiro Nakajima (Kindai Univ.), Takashi Kanda (Kindai Univ.), Atsushi Sakon (Kindai Univ.), Kengo Hashimoto (Kindai Univ.)
Validation of MPACT BWR Capabilities Against Critical Experiments
Yuxuan Liu (Univ. Michigan), Daniel Jabaay (Univ. Michigan), Brendan Kochunas (Univ. Michigan), Kang Seog Kim (ORNL)
Simulation of SPND Beta-Current in AP1000 Core
Ruizhi Shao (Xi’an Jiaotong Univ.), Liangzhi Cao (Xi’an Jiaotong Univ.), Yunzhao Li (Xi’an Jiaotong Univ.), Fengwei Si (Sanmen Nuclear Power Co.), Tengfei Hao (Sanmen Nuclear Power Co.), Chao Du (Sanmen Nuclear Power Co.), Wan Chenghui (Xi’an Jiaotong Univ.)
Presented by Wei Shen (Xi'an Jiaotong Univ.)
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