Society News Archive
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.