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Former NRC chairs issue vaccine timeline recommendation to CDC
Five former chairmen of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission—Stephen Burns, Allison Macfarlane, Nils Diaz, Richard Meserve, and Dale Klein—signed a letter to José Romero, Arkansas health secretary and chair of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunization advisory committee, requesting that the advisory committee update its recommendation for COVID-19 vaccine allocation guidance for the energy workforce (including nuclear energy workers).
Currently, the CDC has four phases for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Those phases are numbered:
P. K. Mohapatra, P. K. Verma, D. R. Prabhu, D. R. Raut
Nuclear Technology | Volume 205 | Number 8 | August 2019 | Pages 1119-1125
Regular Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2019.1575126
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Extraction of 137Cs from 1.6 L of diluted aqueous simulated high-level waste (SHLW) (at 1 M HNO3) was carried out using a two-stage centrifugal contactor system (bowl volume 200 mL) into 2 × 10−3 M solution of calixarene-bis-1,2-benzo-crown-6 in phenyltrifluoromethyl sulphone. Batch extraction studies were done to optimize the conditions for the centrifugal contactor runs. Extraction and stripping experiments were carried out at 2000 rotations per minute, keeping the organic and aqueous flow rate at 15 mL/min. Alamine 336 was used at a very low concentration (0.4 vol %) to effect efficient stripping of the extracted radiocesium. The studies were carried out using SHLW as well and the results indicated quantitative extraction and stripping in the first stage of operations while the repeat runs suggested lower extraction as well as stripping efficiencies.