Society News Archive

20 August 2014
Proposed Changes to High-Risk Source Legislation

The Radiation Research Society (RRS) has posted a letter from Mary F. Shepherd, JL Shepherd & Associates, regarding pending U.S. Senate Legislation concerning licensees possessing what are considered high-risk sources, over 27 curies of cesium-137 and 8 curies of cobalt-60.

This proposed legislation has been incorporated into the "appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 30 September 2015, and for other purposes." This proposed legislation may be detrimental to licensees who use radioactive materials and may negatively impact public health and safety because of the potential restrictions placed on research programs. Shepherd urges affected licensees to contact their senators and congressmen concerning the implications.

To read more, see the letter on the RRS website.