UNCLASSIFIED. Global Threat Reduction Initiative. Status update on recovery and disposition of disused sealed sources Organization of Agreement States Annual Meeting August 2011. UNCLASSIFIED. UNCLASSIFIED. GTRI Mission.
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Status update on recovery and disposition of disused sealed sources
Organization of Agreement States Annual Meeting
Every year, thousands of sources become disused and unwanted in the United States.
While secure storage is a temporary measure, the longer sources remain disused or unwanted the chances increase that they will become unsecured or abandoned. Thus, permanent disposal is essential.
OSRP - http://osrp.lanl.gov/
To date, GTRI has recovered over 28,000 sources totaling over 818,000 Ci
GTRI primarily recovers Cs-137, Co-60, Sr-90, Am-241, Pu-238, Pu-239, Ra-226
Every potential recovery is different and must be considered and prioritized
GTRI partners with CRCPD on the Source Collection and Threat Reduction (SCATR) project which works with state regulators and licensees to round up sources with commercial disposal pathways
2010 Radiation Source Protection and Security Task Force Report
Written by interagency Task Force established pursuant to section 651(d) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-58).
Sealed Source Disposal and National Security: Deliverables 1 and 2 of the Removal and Disposition of Disused Sources Focus Group
“By far the most significant challenge identified is access to disposal for disused radioactive sources.” (Task Force Report, p. iii)