Orphan Co-60 Source Found in Mexico

Abstract:

An orphan Co-60 radioactive source inside a Picker 3000 radiography camera was found in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The device was traced and removed as part of a programme for recovering "orphan" and vulnerable radioactive sources, implemented in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The IAEA contracted a U.S. company, Neutron Products Inc., to collect the source for disposition in the United States.

Abstract Number: 20110700
Headline: Orphan Co-60 Source Found in Mexico
Date: Unknown
Bibliography: "Mexico: Little Oversight of Radiation Sources," Inter Press Service, 13 May 2011, http://ipsnews.net
Author: Emilio Godoy
Material: Co-60

April 25, 2012
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Orphan Co-60 Source Found in Mexico