Society News Archive

17 January 2017
Source Security Working Group Publishes Transition Memo to Incoming Administration

The Source Security Working Group (SSWG) recently published its recommendations to the Trump transition team regarding radiological source policy. Highlights of the recommendations include:

  • Maintain the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as the principal federal regulator for the domestic civilian use of radioisotopes.
  • Do not require artificial transitions to alternative technologies.
  • Support U.S. policy to provide a reliable domestic supply of key radioisotopes.

Read the memo on the SSWG website. The SSWG will continue to engage the incoming administration on these and other issues surrounding radiological source security.

The SSWG is an alliance of industry sectors, including energy, health care, oil and gas applications, and industrial radiography, who seek to ensure continued access to radiological sources. For more information, please contact the SSWG.