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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.
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|3:30–5:15PM EDT|Brighton III/IV
Jean-Christophe C. Sublet
John D. Bess
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Particle Swarm Optimization for Group Structure Optimization for Radiotherapy Shielding
Oluwadamilola Fasina (LANL), Thomas Saller (LANL)
Calculation of Neutron Flux Spectra of the VVER-1000 Mock-up Shielding Benchmark with Monte Carlo Code MCS Utilizing Mesh-Based Weight Window
Fathurrahman Setiawan (Ulsan Nat'l Institute of Science and Technology), Nhan Nguyen Trong Mai (Ulsan Nat'l Institute of Science and Technology), Yunki Jo (Ulsan Nat'l Institute of Science and Technology), Deokjung Lee (Ulsan Nat'l Institute of Science and Technology)
An Iron Evaluation Story: From TALYS Model Parameters to Validation on the ASPIS Benchmark with the Monte Carlo Code TRIPOLI-4®
Valeria Raffuzzi (Univ. Cambridge), Jean-Christophe Sublet (IAEA), Cedric Jouanne (CEA), Arjan Koning (IAEA), Dimitri Rochman (PSI)
Benchmarking of ENDF/B-VIII.0 Cross Sections for LWR Ex-Core Transport Applications
Greg A. Fischer (Westinghouse Electric Co. )
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