[ RadSafe ] Dirty Bomb Material Crosses Border
gpblackwood at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 30 09:42:52 CST 2006
I have been reading all the posts on this subject and everyone is missing the point here. Its not a matter of the source, the documents or anything else. It's a matter of CBP Agents being under tarained in the use of RIIDs and being fooled by so-called boil plated documents with no recourse to verify. That is a sad state of affairs in my opinion. Of course the question of
" I wonder if the radioactive sources, after being purchased in the US, were smuggled into Canada and Mexico in order to pursue the experiment?"
Is indeed a very good question.......I would love to know this answer myself.......talk about a breach of security......
PS: Daughters bedroom? Sounds like a potential USEPA Superfund concern.......
BLHamrick at aol.com wrote:
I took that to mean they were "exempt" from licensing, because, in fact
suppliers are required to verify the authorization for the type, form and amount
when transferring specifically licensed material. Although, now that you
bring it up, Generally-Licensed materials may be transferred in much greater
quantities, and the license is in the regulations, not a document produced
specifically for the recipient, and even for specifically licensed items one is
not required to get a copy of the license, but can accept a statement from the
licensee in conformance with 10 CFR 30.41.
In a message dated 3/28/2006 9:28:16 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
Jim_Hardeman at dnr.state.ga.us writes:
GAO never used the word "exempt" in either their report or their testimony
before Congress ... what they said was ...
"As part of our investigation, we purchased a small quantity of the
radioactive sources from a commercial source by posing as an employee of a fictitious
company. This was to demonstrate that anyone can purchase small quantities
of radioactive sources for stockpiling because suppliers are not required to
exercise any due diligence in determining whether the buyer has a legitimate
use for the radioactive sources and suppliers are not required to ask the
buyer to produce a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) document when making
purchases in small quantities."
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