RSRP Seeks to Establish Radioactive Source-Related Assistance projects in Africa

December 13th, 2011 — 

From December 1 to 12, 2011, RSRP staff traveled to the African countries of Lesotho, Uganda and Ethiopia to meet with regulatory counterparts to discuss providing assistance to enhance regulatory safety and security oversight of radioactive sources in each of those countries. Topics of discussion included NRC support to develop and maintain a comprehensive national inventory of radioactive sources, the development of a radioactive source licensing and inspection regime, and potential enhancements needed to existing laws and regulations. To date, RSRP’s regulatory counterparts in Uganda have already taken the initial steps towards developing their own national registry of radioactive sources. This was NRC’s initial attempt to establish radioactive source-related assistance projects in Africa.