Canadian Nuclear Safety Authority Reports Lost/Found Sources in November 2011
Three radioactive sources were reported lost or found in Canada in November 2011.
- On 8 November 2011, a Category 2 (as per IAEA Categorization of Radioactive Sources, RS-G-1.9.) Ir-192 source was found in Kitchener, Ontario.
- On 20 November 2011, a portable gauge with a Category 4 radioactive source (or sources) was stolen on the 144th km of Autoroute 10 in Quebec. The source (s) has not been recovered.
- On 25 November 2011, a Category 5 source, part of an orphan "historical device," was found in St. Hubert, Quebec.
Abstract Number: 20111012
Headline: Canadian Nuclear Safety Authority Reports Lost/Found Sources in November 2011
Date: November 2011
Bibliography: "Report on Lost or Stolen Sealed Sources and Radiation Devices," Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, November 2011, www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca
Material: Ir-192 and unidentified radioactive sources
This material is produced independently for NTI by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of and has not been independently verified by NTI or its directors, officers, employees, or agents. Copyright © 2011 by MIIS.
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