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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.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022|10:15AM–12:00PM EDT|Brighton I/II
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Comprehensive Compilations of Computation Results and Validations for Neutronics Start-up Tests at China Experimental Fast Reactor
Jiwon Choe (KAERI), Chirayu Batra (IAEA), Vladimir Kriventsev (IAEA), Armando Gomez-Torres (Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares), Alexander Levchenko (Simulation Systems), Batki Balint (Centre for Energy Research), Una Davis (Univ. Cambridge), Jong Hyuck Won (KAERI), Min Jae Lee (KAERI), Pierre Sciora (CEA), Kunhiraman Devan (Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research), Taek K. Kim (ANL), Huo Xingkai (China Institute of Atomic Energy)
Simulation of CEFR Neutronic Start-up Tests with FENNECS
A. Seubert (GRS)
Presented by Romain Henry (GRS)
TRIPOLI-4® Neutronics Calculations for IAEA-CRP Benchmark of CEFR Start-up Tests Using New Libraries JEFF-3.3 and ENDF/B-VIII
Yi-Kang Lee (CEA)
CEFR Simulation Using Diffusion Code System RAST-F
Tuan Quoc Tran (Ulsan Nat'l Institute of Science and Technology), Tung D.C. Nguyen (Ulsan Nat'l Institute of Science and Technology), Deokjung Lee (Ulsan Nat'l Institute of Science and Technology)
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