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    Passport Systems News Links - 8 Jan 2019

    Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:00:00           

    IAEA Pilot Course Based on New Guidance Helps to Increase Security of Radioactive Material in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
    "A new draft guidance document that aims to increase the security of radioactive material including, for the first time, specific provisions for the use and storage of radioactive waste and mobile sources formed the basis of a new training programme that debuted last month."
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    From India: DRDO develops quick response mobile facility for nuclear incidents
    "With threat perception of terrorists using weapons of mass destruction increasing, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed a mobile facility to help provide immediate relief in case of any attack involving radioactive material."
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    How Far Does the Periodic Table Go?
    "Until December 2015, there were holes in the periodic table, elements synthesized but not yet officially recognized. But as we enter the International Year of the Periodic Table, the classic periodic table has been filled to its seventh row: In late 2015, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry officially confirmed elements 113, 115, 117, and 118. The new elements also received their final names: nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson. Efforts to find the next elements, 119 and 120, are underway."
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