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    IMCA to produce guidance on radiation issues

    Organisations and Associations // July 10, 2008

    A specially convened workgroup has been put together by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) to look at safe handling of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) such as those in the low specific activity scale sometimes found in piping used on offshore installations. The workgroup will develop guidance on the handling of NORM.

    “The first meeting of the workgroup, meeting under the direction of our Safety, Environmental and Legislation Committee, has already taken place, but anyone interested in assisting in this valuable task should contact my colleague Nick Hough, who is one of IMCA’s Technical Advisers, at Nick.Hough@imca-int.com” explained IMCA’s Technical Director, Jane Bugler. “The planned guidance will address such matters as where such waste is found; how it should be handled, transported and correctly disposed of; and the regulatory frameworks affecting our members in their areas of operation.”

    Further information on IMCA and its work on behalf of its 490+ member companies in over 50 countries is available from www.imca-int.com; from imca@imca-int.com and from IMCA at 5 Lower Belgrave Street, London SW1W 0NR, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7824 5520; Fax: +44 (0)20 7824 5521.

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