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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 lost in Western Australia
A rendering of the sealed source capsule’s appearance. (Image: DFES)
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.
June 7–11, 2015
Nuclear Technology: An Essential Part of the Solution
San Antonio, TX|Grand Hyatt San Antonio
The 2015 ANS Annual Meeting will be hosted at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, TX. All meeting activities, technical sessions and plenary sessions will be held at the hotel (unless otherwise noted).
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Make your room reservation now! The special group rate for the conference is $205. A limited number of rooms are reserved at this rate.
To secure a room:
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 East Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205, US
Book your Group Rate: Grand Hyatt San Antonio
Hotel phone number: 402-592-6464. If calling, please make sure to mention the "American Nuclear Society" to receive the group rate.
Reservations must be made by Friday, May 15, 2015 , or before the group rooms are sold out, so do not delay. Prevailing hotel rates may apply after this date or when the group rooms are sold out, whichever occurs first.
Dale Klein (Associate Vice Chancellor, University of Texas at Austin)
Assistant General Chair:
Steven R. Biegalski (Professor/Director,Nuclear Engineering Teaching Lab, University of Texas)
Jeff Brault (ANL)
Assistant Program Chairs:
Peter Caracappa (Rad Safety Officer/Clinical Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Piyush Sabharwall (Nuclear Staff Researcher, Idaho National Laboratory)