radioactive source

radioactive source

[¦rād·ē·ō′ak·tiv ′sȯrs]
(nucleonics)
Any quantity of radioactive material intended for use as a source of ionizing radiation.
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At the time of these events, Robin Heard, an IAEA radioactive source specialist who oversaw that disposal mission, was reported by the IAEA website to have said: "Given the political situation in the Middle East, and particularly in Lebanon, we saw this source as vulnerable to malicious acts.
According to the CNEN norms, any radioactive source not being used in operation should be stored at a specific and safe place (a storage bunker), until it should be reused or discarded to a radioactive rejects receiver institution.
The committee will be presided over by the ministries of environment, health, and science and technology, and the Iraqi Radioactive Source Regulatory Authority (IRSRA) and will be assigned to reveal the real reasons behind the occurrence of several cancer cases in a neighborhood in the holy city of Najaf," according to a statement released by the cabinet's national media center and received by Aswat al-Iraq-Voices of Iraq- (VOI).
The Directive 2003/122/Euratom lays down harmonised specific requirements ensuring that every high-activity sealed radioactive source in Europe is under constant control and makes it possible therefore to improve the traceability of these radioactive sources.
The law orders that every high-activity sealed radioactive source be constantly controlled to improve traceability and worker protection.
Because of its radioactive source, the M8A1 puts out radioactive particles.
Lubenau point to the OSR Project as an example of a successful federal effort to improve radioactive source security.
In general, choose the strongest, most sensitive detector you can afford, say detection experts, because it will more than pay for itself if it ever detects a radioactive source.
In the process of examining where the radioactive source came from, employees of the base's hazardous material facility and environmental safety lab inadvertently contaminated two buildings.
The Company also develops, manufactures and sells radioactive products for the treatment of cancer, including sales of radioactive seeds for the treatment of prostate cancer and development of a new, FDA approved radioactive source for use in the treatment of breast cancer.
Since RSOs are the front line of radioactive source security in the United States, they are in a position to provide "ground truth.