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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.
August 14–17, 2016
Delivering the Nuclear Promise
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Plantation
The 2016 Utility Working Conference & Vendor Technology Expo will be hosted at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, FL from August 14-17. All meeting activities, plenary sessions, technical sessions and exhibits and will be held at the hotel (unless otherwise noted).
Hotel room block and registration is now open! The special group rate for the conference starts at $165+. A limited number of rooms are reserved at this rate.
Reservation Link: Omni Amelia Island Resort
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
39 Beach Lagoon Road
Amelia Island, Florida 32034
Reservations must be made by Friday, July 15, 2016 , or before the group rooms are sold out. Prevailing hotel rates may apply after this date or when the group rooms are sold out, whichever occurs first.
**PLEASE NOTE: ALL room cancellations must be made before JULY 22, 2016 (3 weeks out) in order to avoid forfeiter of your deposit.**
Scot Greenlee (Sr. VP, Engineering & Technical Services, Exelon Nuclear)
Assistant General Chair:
Donald Hoffman (President/CEO, EXCEL Services Corporation)
Dan Doran (Director of Engineering, Exelon Nuclear)
Assistant Program Chairs:
Shann Coleman (Manager - Strategic Nuclear Alliances and Variable Resources, Duke Energy)
Vince Gilbert (Chief Knowledge Officer, EXCEL Services Corporation)
Mike Spellman (Control Room Supervisor, Duke Energy)