PINSTECH to host facility for radioactive wastage management

STAFF REPORT ISB: Living up to the expectations of the nation as a responsible organisation, the Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (PINSTECH) is going to host the countrys maiden licenced facility for radioactive wastage management in Nilore.

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Certificate for hosting the storage facility was awarded to the PINSTECH at a ceremony recently held in the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) headquarters in Islamabad.

Besides this Chairman PNRA also awarded operating licence of isotope production facility to the PINSTECH and design certification of B (U) Package for transport of radioactive materials to PAEC Chairman Muhammad Naeem (HI.SI.).

In his address, the Chairman PNRA appreciated the efforts of PAEC for compliance of regulatory requirements which has contributed towards the regulatory decision for issuance of licenses and authorizations.

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He congratulated the PAEC and PINSTECH for their efforts towards achieving these authorizations.

Commenting on the PINSTECH Pre-disposal Radioactive Waste Management Facility (PPRWMF), he emphasised that during all the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, generation of radioactive waste is unavoidable.

The only effort one can do is to keep it minimum possible and ensure safe management.

Chairman PAEC M. Naeem apprised the participants that the radiopharmaceuticals produced in the PINSTECH facility are being used in the medical centers of PAEC providing treatment to around 80 per cent of the cancer patients in Pakistan.

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He emphasized to his colleagues that more and more young engineers and scientists should be involved in such activities.

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