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Title: Illicit trafficking of radioactive materials and regulatory issues in Turkey
Authors: Uslu, İbrahim
Birol, Erdener
Keywords: Illicit trafficking
Yasa dışı ticaret
Radioactive materials
Radyoaktif maddeler
Regulatory -- Turkey
Düzenleyici -- Türkiye
Issue Date: Oct-2000
Publisher: Turkish Atomic Energy Authority
Citation: Uslu, İ., Birol, E. (2000). Illicit trafficking of radioactive materials and regulatory issues in Turkey. I. Eurasia Conference on Nuclear Science and Its Application, Presentations, Vol 1, (s. 4-7). 23-27 October 2000. İzmir, Turkey.
Abstract: The recycle and reuse of materials have been increasing during recent years, particularly because of recognition of the economic opportunities presented, but also because of an increased societal awareness of the desirability of conserving raw materials and natural resources. Lost, stolen and abandoned sources appearing in recycled metals constitute a world wide problem. Radioactive sources sometimes incorporate into scrap metal for subsequent recycling. Most of these incidents have resulted in significant levels of radioactive contamination with the attendant risks to employees and the general public. During the past decade there have been numerous accidents where these shielded sources have been accidentally mixed with scrap metal, and have been subsequently melted or ruptured particularly in steel making process. For controlling of incoming trucks and trains in case the presence of radioactive sources hidden in the scrap, there is a need to establish a radiation detecting system. In Turkey in addition to pocket sized or handheld radiation monitors, fixed or mobile panel detection systems will also be used in the detection of illicit trafficking of radiation sources and contaminated scrap material. But besides this activity; training courses have been carried out to improve the knowledge and skills of workers and the customs officers dealing with radiation sources and scrap materials.
Description: I. Avrasya Nükleer Bilimler ve Uygulamaları Konferansı : 23-27 Ekim 2000. İzmir, Türkiye.
Appears in Collections:I. Eurasia conference on nuclear science and its application : presentations, 23-27 October 2000. İzmir, Turkey.

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