[ RadSafe ] Accidents and incidents Involving the transport of radioactive materials in the

LNMolino at aol.com LNMolino at aol.com
Fri Jul 7 17:09:57 CDT 2006

Accidents and incidents Involving the transport of radioactive materials  in
the UK [Jul 7 Edinburgh Scotland]--The Health Protection Agency's  Radiation
Protection Division has today published a report on accidents and  incidents
involving the transport of radioactive materials in the UK , from  1958 to
2004.  The report finds that the most serious of these events  involved the
transport of poorly shielded industrial radiography sources,  which occurred
mainly in the 1970s. Some of these incidents led to radiation  exposures to
workers and members of the public. Better training has ensured  that no
similar events have occurred for 20 years.  The report also  details trends
in other types of events; for example, a rise in incidents of  excess
radioactive contamination on nuclear fuel flasks in the late 1990s  was
reduced by better procedures at nuclear power stations.  Radiological
consequences from these incidents, both to workers handling the  flasks and
to members of the public, were negligible. The report concludes  that good
training of the workers involved in the transport of radioactive  materials
should always be a  priority.

Louis N.  Molino, Sr., CET
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