News from 2020

The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered two virtual training seminars on “Introduction to Regulation of Linear Accelerators in Radiation Oncology” for regulatory staff from Africa and Asia counties on November 5-6, 2020, and from Africa and Former Soviet Union (FSU) countries on November 12-13, 2020. The seminar provided an overview of the LINAC industry standards, physics, machines, beam modification methods, biology of cancer, modern treatment planning, quality assurance/quality management and licensing guidance. Thirty-four (34) regulatory staff from Uganda,...
On November 9, 2020, the US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) Program conducted a virtual meeting with the Peruvian Technical Office of the National Regulatory Authority (OTAN) to discuss OTAN plans and identify areas for future collaboration. OTAN staff, the US NRC, and AdSTM representatives attended the meeting. The meeting resulted in important discussions on OTAN´s vision for future bilateral collaboration, which includes support to the ongoing regulatory development for Uranium recovery. The US NRC and AdSTM will continue to consult with OTAN about appropriate assistance...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) and International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) conducted a virtual meeting with the Chilean Commission of Nuclear Energy (CCHEN), on November 6, 2020, to discuss CCHEN plans and identify areas for collaboration. The CCHEN Executive Director and Senior Staff Members and US NRC and AdSTM representatives attended the meeting. The meeting resulted in important discussions on CCHEN´s vision for future bilateral collaboration, which includes Research Reactors, Sources Transportation and Inspections training. The US NRC and AdSTM...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on “Introduction to Regulation of Linear Accelerators in Radiation Oncology” for West Africa countries. The seminar was conducted in two 2-hour sessions on October 29-30, 2020.   The seminar provided an overview of the Linacs Industry Standards, Physics, Machines, Beam Modification Methods, Biology of Cancer, Modern Treatment Planning, Quality Assurance/Quality Management and Licensing Guidance. Sixteen (16) regulatory staff from Mauritania, Senegal, Central African Republic and the Republic of...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) conducted a virtual meeting with the Paraguay Radiological and Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ARRN), on October 27, 2020, to discuss ARRN plans and identify areas for collaboration. The ARRN Minister and Staff Members and US NRC and AdSTM representatives attended the meeting. The meeting resulted in important discussions on ARRN´s vision for future bilateral collaboration, which includes regulatory staff training on medical and industrial technologies, discuss enforcement policy, physical security of sources during transportation and...
The US NRC met virtually with two directorates of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA), Ghana, on October 27, 2020, to discuss their plans and identify future collaboration activities. The meetings took place under the auspices of the NRC’s Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) and International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) which are supported by NRC contractor AdSTM. The Radiological and Non-Ionizing Radiation Directorate (RNID) regulates sources of ionizing radiation in Ghana while the Nuclear Installations Directorate (NID) regulates the research reactor and plans...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) conducted a virtual meeting with the Uruguay National Regulatory Authority in Radiation Protection (ARNR), on October 23, 2020, to discuss ARNR plans and identify areas for collaboration. The ARNR Director and US NRC and AdSTM representatives attended the meeting. The meeting resulted in important discussions on ARNR´s vision for future bilateral collaboration, which include regulatory staff training on medical and industrial technologies and update existing regulations. The US NRC and AdSTM will continue to consult with ARNR about...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) conducted a virtual meeting with the two regulatory authorities in Colombia: The Ministry of Mines and Energy and the Ministry of Health, on October 23, 2020, to discuss the regulatory plans and identify areas for collaboration. The Heads of each Ministry including staff members, the US NRC and AdSTM representatives attended the meeting. The meeting resulted in important discussions on the vision for future bilateral collaboration, which includes regulatory staff training, quality control protocols in medical technologies and well...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) conducted a virtual meeting with the Uganda Atomic Energy Council (AEC), on October 21, 2020, to discuss AEC plans and identify areas for collaboration. The AEC CEO and Senior Staff Members and US NRC and AdSTM representatives attended the meeting. The meeting resulted in important discussions on AEC´s vision for future bilateral collaboration, which includes public awareness activities, regulatory staff training in authorization/inspection for specific practices and radiation safety officers training. The US NRC and AdSTM will...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) conducted a virtual meeting with the Senegalese National Authority for Radiation Protection, Safety and Nuclear Security (ARSN), on October 20, 2020, to discuss ARSN plans and identify areas for collaboration. The ARSN Director General and Senior Staff Members and US NRC and AdSTM representatives attended the meeting. The meeting resulted in important discussions on ARSN´s vision for future bilateral collaboration, which includes radioactive sources inventory, regulatory staff training and radiation safety training. The US NRC and...