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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|10:15AM–12:00PM EDT|Haselton
Piero Ravetto (Politecnico di Torino)
The first 25 minutes of this session will be opening remarks and tributes to Prof. Massimo Salvatores. These remarks and tributes will be followed by three technical-paper presentations.
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Assessment of Nuclear Data Needs for Advanced Reactor Demonstrations: Application to the Molten Chloride Reactor Experiment (MCRE)
G. Palmiotti (INL), T. Cisneros (TerraPower), J. C. Gehin (INL)
Contributions to the IRPhEP Handbook Since PHYSOR 2018
John D. Bess (JFoster & Assoc.), Tatiana Ivanova (OECD NEA), Ian Hill (OECD NEA), Julie-Fiona Martin (OECD NEA), Lori Scott (INL)
Formulation of the Density Eigenvalue Problem in Neutron Transport for Relevant Engineering Applications
N. Abrate (Politecnico di Torino), S. Dulla (Politecnico di Torino), P. Ravetto (Politecnico di Torino), P. Saracco (INFN)
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