Society News Archive

29 May 2013
NRC Finalizes Rules on Using and Distributing Uranium and Thorium

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations for products and materials containing unenriched uranium and thorium, also known as source material.

The changes include new requirements for distributing source material and licensing its use. Manufacturers and importers of products that can be used without a license—such as welding rods and gas lantern mantles that contain thorium and decorative glassware containing uranium—will now need to apply to the NRC for specific licenses to distribute these products. Such licenses will impose new requirements for labeling, quality control, reporting, and record keeping.

Read more here.