Cesium Chloride Workshop

The NRC will host a public meeting to solicit public input on major issues associated with the draft policy statement regarding the current use of certain forms of Cs-137 sources used by NRC- and Agreement State-licensees. The NRC published a notice on June 29, 2010, in the Federal Register (75 FR 37483) issuing the NRC Draft Policy Statement on the Protection of Cesium-137 Chloride (CsCl) Sources for public comment and announcing the upcoming Public Meeting.

The meeting will be held on November 8-9, 2010 (not on November 16-17, 2010, as tentatively scheduled in the Federal Register on June 29, 2010) at The Universities at Shady Grove Conference Center , 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850-5822. Through this website, you can find information about nearby hotel accommodations as well as access to public transportation.

The Public Meeting will cover the Draft Policy Statement and the following issues:

  • The NRC's role in ensuring security for radioactive materials
  • Statement of Policy
  • Security and control of radioactive sources
  • Uses of CsCl sources
  • Ensuring secure disposal for disused CsCl sources
  • NRC's perspective on further security enhancements

The NRC published a second notice on September 29, 2010, in the Federal Register (75 FR 60149) announcing the location and new date of the public meeting on November 8-9, 2010. In addition, an Issues Paper which lists the discussion points for each session of the public meeting is provided. Nominations for participation in the roundtable discussions of the Public Meeting will be accepted until October 8, 2010.  We encourage you to keep checking the Cesium Chloride Draft Policy Statement and Public Meeting 2010 page for the most current information and links to subsequent documents as they become available.

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