Radiation & Nuclear News

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  • Radiation Medicals & Health Reviews (COVID19)

    Published: Apr 02, 2020

    Source: UK Government

    The UK government, via Public Health England, has released some guidance on conducting medicals and health reviews during the Covid-19 emergency.

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  • A radioactive corpse contaminated an Arizona crematorium

    Published: Mar 03, 2019

    Source: AZ Central

      Tags:
    • radiation
    • Radioactive
    • Cremation

    An Arizona man whose radioactive corpse contaminated a local crematorium is raising concerns about how to handle the bodies of cancer patients who have had radiation treatment.

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  • New Radioactive Exemption Guidance 2018

    Published: Nov 13, 2018

    Guidance on the scope of and exemptions from the radioactive substance - August 2018

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  • Scotland - Ni-63 sources

    Published: Nov 13, 2018

    Source: Ionactive News Service (via RPA 2000).

    For Scotland. 01/09, exemption for holding Ni-63 electrodesposited sources removed.

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The definition of 'safe' is not strictly an engineering term; it's a societal term. Does it mean absolutely no loss of life? Does it mean absolutely no contamination with radiation? What exactly does 'safe' mean?

– Henry Petroski