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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.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022|10:15AM–12:00PM EDT|Pointview
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Pellet Cladding Mechanical Interaction as a Potential Failure Mechanism During a Control Rod Drop Accident in a Boiling Water Reactor
Kyle A. Gamble (INL), Aysenur Toptan (INL), Pierre-Clement A. Simon (INL), Aaron Graham (ORNL), Mehdi Asgari (ORNL), Baris Sarikaya (Constellation), James Tusar (Constellation), Moussa Mahgerefteh (Constellation)
Constellation's Best Estimate Alternate Source Term Methodology Overview
B. Sarikaya (Constellation), J. Massari (Constellation), L. Wells (Constellation), S. Gardner (Constellation)
Application of Constellation's Best Estimate Alternate Source Term Methodology
J. Massari (Constellation), B. Sarikaya (Constellation), L. Wells (Constellation), S. Gardner (Constellation)
Panel Discussion: Challenges and Improvements in Accident Dose Analysis: Regulatory and Industry Perspective
M. Blumberg (NRC), J. Massari (Constellation), C. Burns (Constellation), S. Gardner (GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy)
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