RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL TRANSPORT – SAFETY AND SECURITY UPGRADE IN ALBANIA

Dritan Prifti, Kozeta Tushe, Elida Bylyku, Brunilda Daci

Pages: 22–26

DOI: 10.37392/RapProc.2022.06

Institute of Applied Nuclear Physics (IANP) is the main user of radioactive sources in Albania and is licensed by Radiation Protection Commission by decision No. 385 dated 18.11.2016 for the activities of Use, Transport, Storage, Import-Export and treatment of radioactive waste and sources. The safety and security regime for the transport of radioactive materials addresses the radiological concerns and dangers associated with the transport of radioactive materials. IANP uses a new Volkswagen Crafter van, for the transport of radioactive materials for different private and state companies. The Van is equipped with a central locking system of all doors and with a container for the transport of radioactive sources, to increase transport safety and security and to protect radioactive packaging during any possible accident. IANP received also a container for the transport of radioactive materials from the International Atomic Energy Agency in 2020, which has significantly increased the physical security during transport of radioactive sources for transport of radioactive sources and also increased safety in transport to protect radioactive packaging during any possible accident. A physical security system with all security modules is installed to increase the physical security of radioactive sources of different categories that will be transported by this vehicle.
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