News from 2020

The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on “Introduction to Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection Principles”. The seminar was conducted on August 26, 2020; with a session lasting approximately 2 hours. The seminar provided an overview of basic Radiation Physics concepts, brief discussion of biological effects and considerations under the development of regulatory limits and basic radiation safety practices to protect workers/public (external radiation safety controls and basic contamination controls). Thirty (30) regulatory staff...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar for Latin American countries on “Overview of Cyclotron PET Licensing Process”. The seminar was conducted in two sessions, on August 24 & 25, 2020; with each session lasting approximately 2 hours. The seminar provided an overview of the production of PET radioactive material licensing including, PET radiopharmaceutical materials to be considered for the licensing of PET facilities, safety requirements for the design and construction of PET facilities and the principles of shielding and other...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on “Overview of Cyclotron PET Licensing Process”. The seminar was conducted in two sessions, on July 22 and July 28, 2020; with each session lasting approximately 2 hours. The seminar provided an overview of the production of PET radioactive material licensing including, PET radiopharmaceutical materials to be considered for the licensing of PET facilities, safety requirements for the design and construction of PET facilities and the principles of shielding and other radiation protection safety...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training workshop on shielding calculation for industrial radiological sources with a focus on Nuclear Gauges. The workshop was conducted in two sessions: a theoretical session on July 1 and a hands-on practical session on July 3, 2020. The discussed topic addresses a common capacity building need across several RSRP partners. This activity was attended by regulatory staff from Colombia, Dominican Republic, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay and the U.S. The workshop discussed the theoretical approach to perform shielding...
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...