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Campaign for rolling up obsolete dosimetry devices containing ionizing radiation source

In order to reduce the risk of radiological accidents and to ensure public and environment safety against additional exposure to ionizing radiation, Visaginas and Zarasai cities announced a campaign for free pickup of obsolete dosimetry control equipment containing ionizing radiation sources from entities and individuals. Drawing attention to the importance of control of disused dosimetric devices from the radiation protection and radiological emergency prevention point of view, Radiation Protection Centre has initiated discussions with the responsible authorities in order to organize a similar campaign not only in Visaginas and Zarasai, but also throughout Lithuania.
HERCA Approved European Radiation Passbook

HERCA (Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities), the association of the Heads of European Radiological protection Competent Authorities, approves the content for a harmonized European Radiation Passbook which will be sent to the European Commission for its inclusion in the European BSS.
Experts of NNSA are visiting some Lithuanian organizations

On 11-15 October 2010 experts of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) are visiting objects using sources of ionizing radiation in point of view of radiation protection riskiness. These objects had implemented physical security systems and for its operation and maintenance received a support from DOE. It is planned that experts will visits objects and evaluates their condition. Also NNSA experts will have some meetings with representatives from other objects not yet equipped with physical security systems and will have discussion on the possibility to install such a system with the support of NNSA.
Are Lithuanian wild boar carcasses radioactive?

In response to the spread information about radioactive boar carcasses in some European countries, Radiation Protection Centre informs that meet of wild animals in Lithuania is safe to use for food from the radiation protection point of view.
European Commission is discussing the use of X-ray scanners at EU airports

The cases of terrorism and potential threat these days attract a lot of attention not only from the responsible authorities, but also from every one of us. Assurance of public safety is a complex task, already due to the fact that terrorists try to achieve their objectives in new unpredictable ways. Government of each State is responsible to protect people of the country against possible terrorism, therefore, to ensure the prevention of terrorism and for other security purposes; airports carry out whole body screening of the passengers.

Representative from Armenia, radiation protection specialist from Armenia Mr. Karen Haroyan is visiting Radiation Protection Centre on August 2010.
Future firefighters are studying radiation protection

In order to strengthen preparedness of firefighters, who can detect sources of ionising radiation during their work, and continuing collaboration with Firefighters training school at Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania RSC exercised the training course for the students of above mentioned school on 13th July 2010.
RSC issued an "Annual Report 2009"

At the beginning of July 2010 RPC published “Annual report 2009”, where interested persons can find information about State supervision of activities with sources of ionising radiation, results of various radiation protection and radiological expertise measurements, interinstitutional and international collaboration, public briefing and executed training of specialists. Report is issued in Lithuanian and English languages.
Hard copy of this report is distributed by RPC, while electronic version of this report can be downloaded by clicking the link below.
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