A radiation incident is an unexpected event that could result in radiation exposure outside the intended range. It can result from human error, labelling issues or equipment failure, to name a few.
Bananas are tasty sources not only of potassium but radiation too! 2.5 bananas is equal to one airport security scan and 50 bananas is equal to 1 dental X-ray.
Compared to a power reactor which produces heat for electricity, a research reactor like HIFAR is solely a “neutron factory” for scientific research and the production of radioisotopes. These are essential in medical diagnosis and cancer therapy.
At very low doses, radiation poses low risk to a person’s health. For short term, above 500 mSv is a dangerous amount but highly unlikely to be received in a short period of time.
IAEA says a monitoring programme is a “key element in verifying that a licensed radioactive waste disposal facility meets its specified performance and safety requirements.”
SensaWeb SEO Simon Turner will join the annual Waste Management Symposia (WMS) international conference on March 6-10 in Phoenix, Arizona.
SensaWeb is proud to sponsor the 43rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS), which will be held at The Canberra Rex Hotel from 7 – 10 March 2022.
Did you know that X-rays were discovered by accident? It all began with physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen on November 8, 1895.
With the use of radiation in different industries like medicine and nuclear power, there should be a responsible waste management plan for the safety of the community and the environment.
Like other mining facilities, uranium mining companies take safety precautions. The Australian radiation safety regulations are among the most comprehensive in the world.