News

On June 17, 2020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) program met on-line with the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA). The discussions mainly focused on the RURA’s interest to start collaborating on the development of Rwanda´s radiation sources/generators database and regulatory development, supported by the RSRP. Adapting to travel limitations imposed by COVID-19, the RSRP has shifted many of its activities to virtual sessions via ZOOM, Skype and other means.
On June 3, 2020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) program met on-line with the Group of Nuclear Affairs and Non-Conventional Energies of Ministry of Energy and Mines in Colombia. The discussions focused on ongoing regulatory work in Colombia and possible support from the RSRP. Several topics of interest from regulatory development to capacity building were identified as potential areas for collaboration. Adapting to travel limitations imposed by COVID-19, the RSRP is now conducting various activities via virtual sessions via ZOOM, Skype...
From February 23-28th, 2019, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s RSRP conducted a consultation with the Ministry of Mining...
From February 19-21, 2020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (U.S. NRC) attended the 15th Steering Committee Meeting of the Forum of Nuclear Regulatory Bodies in Africa (FNRBA). This activity was held at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria. The U.S. NRC provides important financial support to the FNRBA. The work of the NRC’s Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) program in Africa was presented to the IAEA and the 11 African countries attending the meeting.  This presentation generated significant interest for immediate...
From January 20-24, 2020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (U.S. NRC) attended the  launch of the Radioactive Source Regulatory Infrastructure Development Project  (RIDP) Part 2 for African countries at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria. Together with Canada and France, the U.S. NRC provides important financial support to this program. The work of the NRC’s Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) program in Africa was presented to the IAEA and the ten African countries attending the meeting.  This presentation...
From December 16-20, US NRC and AdSTM staff visited the NRSC, in Yerevan, Armenia and the IAEA, in Vienna, Austria to discuss the status of software development used to create a national registry of radiation sources and enhance a day-to-day regulatory oversight of radiation sources.In Yerevan, the team discussed user recommendations and updates to ARIS program and determined a path forward for incorporating the changes. These minor updates, when implemented, will improve functionality and user convenience for all ARIS modules. These changes will not require additional training or on-site...
From 2 to 6 December 2019, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) visited the Ethiopian Radiation Protection Authority (ERPA) of The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Mr. Grigol Basilia, on behalf of the RSRP, met with management and staff of ERPA, installed the Advance Regulatory Information System (ARIS) software, provided training in the use of ARIS, particularly the Radiation Sources Database (RASOD) module, and trained the ERPA staff on the process for conducting a national inventory of radiation sources and creating a...
From December 2-6, 2019, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s RSRP conducted a consultation with the Senegalese Authority for Nuclear Radiation Protection (ARSN).  Mr. John R. Madera, provided a workshop with the objective of strengthening Senegal’s regulations of medical facilities conducting treatments of patients through the use of 4 linear accelerators and 2 high dose-rate remote afterloader brachytherapy devices (1 Cobalt-60 and 1 Iridium-192). The topics covered included:Regulation, licensing, registration and inspection of Linear Accelerators.Regulation, licensing, and...
From November 19 to 20, 2019, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) contractor AdSTM (Advanced Systems Technology and Management), visited the Moldovan National Agency for Regulation of Nuclear and Radiological Activities (NARNRA).  The objective of this meeting was to discuss the progress made on an ongoing project with NARNRA and Innovative Technology (INOTEH, the Technical Support Organization for NARNRA) representatives and discuss potential short- and medium-term activities. During the meeting the group discussed implementation...
From October 28 to November 1, 2019, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) conducted a consultation at the Armenian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ANRA) in Yerevan, Armenia.  Mr. John R. Madera, MBA, CNMT, ARRT provided a workshop with information and guidance for inspectors and managers at ANRA with the objective of strengthening regulation of medical facilities in Armenia that treat patients through the use of Linear Accelerators (LINACs), High Dose-Rate Remote Afterloader brachytherapy devices, cobalt-60 Teletherapy units, and...