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2011-07-13 13:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed delivery of the National Source Tracking System (NSTS) to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The system is an Information Technology tool that assists in the accounting and tracking of radioactive source material typically used in medical, academic and industrial applications. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b ) The NRC and Agreement States require domestic...

2011-06-07 17:47:00

Continued progress in value-creating business initiatives Nordion Highlights: -- Strong second quarter year-over-year TheraSphere® revenue growth of 47% -- Second quarter Sterilization Technologies revenue boosted by shipment of production irradiator -- Received U.S. FDA approval to proceed with TheraSphere® Phase III trials for primary and metastatic liver cancer Nordion reports...

2011-06-01 09:21:00

TUCSON, Ariz., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Japan's already reeling economy could be crushed by over-reaction to the Fukushima disaster, warns radiation scientist T.D. Luckey in the summer 2011 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. www.jpands.org/vol16no2/luckey.pdf Japan should not repeat the mistake that Russia made in the tremendous unwarranted expense of its reaction to Chernobyl. As Mikhail Gorbachev understood too late, "The nuclear meltdown at...

2011-04-11 11:19:00

TSX-V: TAS                        OTCQX:TASFFFSE:G7K VANCOUVER, April 11 /PRNewswire/ - Terra Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: TAS) is pleased to provide an update on the Midwest Northeast Uranium property in which Terra owns a 10% production carried interest. In a press release dated April 11, 2011, Hathor reported: "Hathor Exploration Limited (TSX: HAT) is pleased to announce the...

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2011-03-23 09:30:00

Radioactive iodine isotope particles have been detected in Iceland and are believed to have come from the troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant on Japan's northern coast, according to a Reuters report The miniscule traces of radioactive iodine were not considered to be in any dosage to be harmful to humans. The Vienna-based UN body for monitoring possible breaches of the atom bomb test ban, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), has 63 stations around the globe for...

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2011-03-18 07:20:00

Radioactive particles leaking from Japan's disaster-stricken nuclear power plant have been flowing eastward across the Atlantic in low concentrations and are expected to reach the North American coast within days, according to a Swedish official on Thursday. But, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in Washington DC, said radioactivity would disperse over the long distance and it does not expect any harmful amounts to reach the United States. "We expect the United States to avoid any...

2011-02-08 06:34:00

WEARE, N.H., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RadQual, LLC is pleased to announce that the only direct NIST traceable dose calibrator source for Ga-68 and F-18 is now available in a 1 mCi (37 MBq) sealed source. This will help provide the PET manufacturers and end users in complying with all FDA, NRC, State Regulations and with 21 CFR 212; cGMP for PET Drugs. Keith Allberg, Director of Manufacturing and Regulatory Affairs states that RadQual's continuing study of facilities using or producing...

2010-11-01 21:07:43

The UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a new portable radiation detector that can assess the safety of potentially contaminated areas far quicker than current methods. The prototype was inspired by the aftermath of the murder of Alexander Litvinenko in London 2006. Litvinenko's death was due to radiation poisoning from polonium-210. It prompted wide-scale work to assess radiation levels at almost 50 premises in London that he had been prior to his death before opening them...

2010-11-01 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces completion of a private placement on October 29, 2010 that will immediately provide the company with approximately $5.8 million in cash to continue its efforts on the licensing and design of its planned environmentally friendly, green technology uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction processing facility. Euro Pacific Capital, Inc. served as the sole placement...

2010-09-09 01:00:20

Twenty million medical scans and treatments are done each year that require radioactive isotopes, and scientists today described a global shortage of these life-saving materials that could jeopardize patient care and drive-up health care costs. They spoke at a symposium at one of the opening sessions of the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Medical isotopes are minute amounts of radioactive substances used to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases. Isotopes injected...


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