Security of radioactive material

Radioactive material, including radioactive sources, provides benefits to humanity in medicine, industry, energy, agriculture, research, etc. However, losing control over these materials could lead to unacceptable consequences. Aware that the risks arising from such incidents must be minimized and protected against, this session will discuss national best practices and lessons learned in the application of appropriate regulatory oversight and control. This session could include, but would not be limited to, the following topics:

  • IAEA Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources and its supplementary guidance;
  • How to regulate radioactive material from cradle-to-grave;
  • Challenges facing oversight of radioactive material in and out of regulatory control;
  • Regulations for and control of security of radioactive material (national experiences); and  
  • Prevention of illicit trafficking of radioactive material (national experiences).
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