In Syria about 20 radioactive isotope sources stolen during the civil war
February 14, 2014
According EURATOM HASS– directive all radioactive sources with radioactivity more than 10 GBq are classified as high activity sources.
IAEA informed to member states the 19th Feb. 2013 that In Syria there are noticed 14 isotope sources stolen from two different places. The strongest sorurce was Iridium- 192 with activity 30 GBq,
IAEA iinformed to the member states also the 2nd May 2013 that during one terror attack the 26th april, five radioactive sources were stolen. Among them Americium- Beryllium with activity 666 GBq and Cs-137 source with activity 74 GBq.
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE (HASS Directive) 2003/122/EURATOM of 22 December 2003 on the control of high-activity sealed radioactive sources and orphan sources