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Radsafe Updates – Effects of Nuclear Weapons

Radiation Safety Engineering, Inc is pleased to present the first of our Radiation Safety Update courses available now online.

The first offering in this series is the always popular “Effects of Nuclear Weapons“.  The program looks at Dmitry Kiselyov’s assertion that Russia could turn the US into radioactive ash.  Mr.Kiselyov is a Kremlin backed journalist, and made his remarks during the Crimean crisis.

The course provides an overview of the Russian Nuclear arsenal and reviews all of the effects of nuclear weapons to include blast, thermal effects, radiation, fallout, and electromagnetic pulse.  Students who complete the $35 program should have an understanding of the threat posed by a nuclear exchange.

For registration details please visit the Effects of Nuclear Weapons course page.

Radiation Safety Short Course Now Online!

Radiation Safety Engineering is proud to announce that our class lectures for the one day Radiation Safety Short Course have been compiled into video and are now available online. The online course contains the same content as our classroom training, broken into convenient segments for viewing at your leisure using any popular web browser.

More details and registration information for the course are available here on the Radiation Safey Short Course page located under the Training & Classes section of our website.  You can also contact our office at (480) 897-9459 or (800) 477-9691 if you have questions or prefer to register by phone.

Our one-day DOT Hazmat Class has also been converted to an online course and is available for completion.

New Test Procedure Available – SPLP

Synthetic Precipitation Leaching Procedure (SPLP)

EPA Method 1312

This method measures the mobility of analytes present in soils, tailings, and wastes.  In our case, the test is used to measure the mobility of radionuclides in soils and wastes when leached with neutral pH water. The soil or other solid is placed in a specified container with a 20:1 volume of water at pH 4.2 or 5, and is agitated with a tumbler for 18 hours.  The solids are separated from the liquid by filtration, and the aqueous phase is analyzed for the radionuclides of interest.

All soils and most waters contain quantities of uranium, radium, and other natural radionuclides in varying concentrations.  For mill tailings and other sources that have the potential to increase the concentrations in groundwater, this test helps determine the mobility of the radionuclides in the test material.

The test normally takes two to three days for the leaching and separation.

Please contact us at (480) 897-9459 or (800) 477-9691 for pricing and any questions.

Online DOT Hazmat Class Is Here!

Radiation Safety Engineering is proud to announce that our class lectures for the DOT Hazmat course have been compiled into video and are now available online. The online course contains the same content as our classroom training, broken into convenient segments for viewing at your leisure using any popular web browser.

More details and registration information for the course are available here on the DOT Hazmat Course page located under the Training & Classes section of our website.  You can also contact our office at (480) 897-9459 or (800) 477-9691 if you have questions or prefer to register by phone.

Our one-day Radiation Safety Short Course is also being converted to an online class and will be available soon. 

ASTM 6239 – Uranium Activity

  • ASTM 6239: In late June, 2012, the EPA formally approved this method to determine the uranium activity and mass in drinking waters and other matrices. This solvent extraction method is well suited for the hard waters that dominate Arizona and other Western states. We will be offering this method immediately as it is superior to most other isotopic methods.

WSJ Exposes Radiation Scam

  • Wall Street Journal exposes a radiation scam. A consumer scam where victims submit strands of hair for a “magic” test that determines their exposure to radioactive materials was exposed by the WSJ in the April 6, 2012 edition of the paper. This scam is prevalent in the US as well as Japan. Don’t get scammed! The article and a video report are available in the online version of the paper.