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  • San Diego Company Donates Radiation Safety Instruments to Emergency Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

    In response to the natural disasters in Japan, General Atomics Electronic Systems, Inc. (GA-ESI) (www.ga-esi.com) has sent its entire remaining inventory of DOSE-GARD® Microelectronic Alarming Dosimeters to Tokyo Electric Power Company. These devices, called dosimeters because they measure radiation dose, are worn by workers in a ...


    By Marketwire

  • Management, safety cited for radiation release

    Poor management, an eroding safety culture, ineffective maintenance and a lack of proper oversight are being blamed for a radiation release that contaminated 21 workers and shuttered the federal government's nuclear waste dump two months ago in southeastern New Mexico. The series of shortcomings are identified in a report to be ...


    By Associated Press

  • Update of radiation exposure guidance for the UK

    Scientists at the Health Protection Agency have published their advice to UK bodies following new international guidance on ionising radiation. The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) published updated recommendations on protection against ionising radiation in 2007. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has now published its advice on applying those recommendations. Broadly ...


    By Health Protection Agency

  • Radiation Detection Materials Markets 2013

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   Radiation Detection Materials Markets 2013 ...


    By ReportLinker

  • New Radiation Specialist Training Course Available

    Qal-Tek Associates, in partnership with Guardian Centers is pleased to announce its new Radiation Specialist training course designed to teach emergency responders true radiation behavior through use of live radiation sources.  This course lasts five days and is conducted at Guardian Centers’ exclusive 75 acre training facility located in Perry, ...


    By Qal-Tek Associates

  • Pittsburgh to host emergency preparedness conference

    Co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Pittsburgh Regional Business Coalition for Homeland Security, the annual conference is expected to attract more than 700 disaster experts from across the country. It will be held at the Wyndham Grand Hotel, located at 600 Commonwealth Place in downtown Pittsburgh. The conference offers an opportunity for emergency responders to ...

  • US$1.9m to improve state radiation laboratories

    Although accidental release of radioactive materials is very rare, EPA is ready to respond to protect public health and the environment. EPA also works with state and local officials to enhance their response capabilities. In a pilot project, EPA recently awarded cooperative agreements totaling $1.9 million to three state radiation laboratories to improve fast collection of important data. The ...

  • Next generation in constant monitoring of radiation background introduced

    A new type of Radiation Measurement Instruments from “ECOTEST” trademark was introduced. December 15, 2007 – Sparing-Vist Center Company, introduced information panels IT-09 and IT-09T, the next generation in constant monitoring of radiation background. A principal reason for information panels to be laucnhed into mass production was numerous requests of our partners, who do need unit for ...


    By Sparing-Vist Center, PE SPPE

  • European sensors will monitor radiation, pollution and extreme temperatures

    Wireless sensor networks are currently receiving huge attention as a basic tool to detect emergency events or monitor physical parameters of interest, such as radiation, pollution and extreme temperatures. The WINSOC project, supported by the EU with EUR 2.44 million in funding, is developing innovative sensor networks that mimic biological systems. With these new sensors, the project partners ...

  • KI Canada Expands Radiation Decontamination Preparedness

    KI Canada is pleased to announce that it has been approved as a marketing and distribution agent for Radiation Decontamination Solutions, LLC, of Oldsmar, Florida. “This is a significant step forward for KI Canada,” says Tom Gottlieb, president of KI Canada.  “For several years now we have offered crisis protect products to international markets and the addition of the RadDecon line greatly ...


    By KI Canada ltd.

  • US Nuclear Corp announces aerial radiation detection

    US Nuclear Corp is proud to announce the Aerial Radiation Detection instruments of the DroneRAD system.  In this time of multiple threats to our security: dirty bombs; cyber crime; shooters in public places; homemade bombs; misinformation; etc. we feel extremely vulnerable; perhaps more vulnerable than ever before.  With the advent of Drone technology now ...


    By Technical Associates

  • Maximum protection from new personal radiation detector and alarm

    New from Southern Scientific is DoseRAE 2, a compact, direct-reading, electronic personal radiation detector with alarm that accurately accumulates real-time dose data that allows immediate reaction in case of radiation occurrences and thus can reduce radiation exposure. DoseRAE 2, which is an ideal personal dosimeter for anyone likely to be exposed to radiation hazard, uses a compensated PIN ...

  • PA DEP Fines Radiographer $33,000 for Radiation Protection Act Violations

     The Department of Environmental Protection has received $33,000 from NVI LLC based in Gray, La., as a result of a consent assessment of civil penalty for violations of the Radiation Protection Act in Wyalusing, Bradford County. NVI conducts radiographic testing at temporary job sites in Pennsylvania to determine if there are flaws in building materials and welded pipelines. "Companies that ...

  • Global Radiation Detection, Monitoring and Safety Market and Forecasts to 2017

    The global radiation protection (detection, monitoring, and safety) market was valued at $920.0 million in 2012, and is expected to reach $1,231.2 million by 2017 at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2012 to 2017. The various industries covered in this report are healthcare, manufacturing, defense, nuclear power plants, homeland security, and others (waste management, mining, agriculture, and food ...


  • Health risks from mobile phone radiation – why the experts disagree

    Mobile phones and other digital devices are now a big part of modern life – but are they dangerous? There were an estimated 5.3 billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide by the end of 2010, so if mobile phone use is linked to head cancers, the implications are immense. We look at the scientific uncertainty in this area, and what this means for policy. The International Agency ...

  • Odyssey Automotive sends two special radiation monitoring vans to South Korea

    Apantec LLC in Pennsylvania was looking for a company to customize two vans for a contract with the South Korea Government for two W.A.R.N. (Wide Area Radiation Network) laboratories for their nuclear power plants. Testing and monitoring radiation and air conditions are extremely important at these facilities so the challenge was brought to Odyssey to supply two American made vans meeting the ...


  • Shaw Awarded Environmental Radiation Remediation Services Contract from U.S. Navy

    BATON ROUGE, La.- The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) today announced it has been awarded a five-year contract by the U.S. Navy to provide radiological contaminant remediation services at various locations within the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s Southwest and Atlantic areas of responsibility. Shaw will perform radiological investigations, surveys and remediation work in support ...


  • Australian scientists develop device to measure cell-level radiation

    Australian scientists have developed a miniature radiation detector, the size of a human cell nucleus. The detector is designed to accurately measure the amount of energy deposited by ionising radiation within a human cell nucleus allowing better understanding of radiation effects on humans, ANSTO’s on-line magazine Velocity reported this week. The technology was developed in a collaboration ...


    By Australian Government

  • Feds reach settlement with New Mexico over Radiation Leak

    The Energy Department will funnel more than $73 million toward road and water projects around New Mexico as part of a settlement over a radiation leak that forced the indefinite closure of a troubled nuclear waste dump. The agreement, announced by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and state Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn, follows months of tense and slow negotiations. The settlement ...


    By Associated Press

  • Medical Radiation Detection, Monitoring & Safety Market Forecasts to 2017

    The global radiation protection (detection, monitoring, and safety) market was valued at $920.0 million in 2012, and is expected to reach $1,231.2 million by 2017 at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2012 to 2017. The various industries covered in this report are healthcare, manufacturing, defense, nuclear power plants, homeland security, and others (waste management, mining, agriculture, and food ...

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