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U.S. Transuranium and Uranium Registries Learning from Plutonium and Uranium Workers



  • WSU officials visit the USTUR

    Colleen Kerr (WSU Vice President for Government Relations and External Affairs, Chief Legislative Officer), Christopher Keane (WSU Vice President for Research and Professor of Physics), and Dan Nordquist (Associate Vice President, Office of Research Support and Operations) visited the USTUR. USTUR director, Sergei Tolmachev, discussed the history and significance of the USTUR program, and provided a tour of the USTUR laboratory, which includes an autopsy room, a radiochemistry laboratory, an alpha spectrometry counting room, and a sample storage area.

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  • OSU School of Nuclear Science and Engineering Seminar

    Sergei Tolmachev and George Tabatadze gave a seminar presentation to Oregon State University students and faculty. Dr. Tolmachev discussed the USTUR research program as a whole. Dr. Tabatadze focused on the radiochemical protocols that the USTUR laboratory uses for actinide analysis, and provided results on the amount of plutonium in tissues from former nuclear workers.

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  • 2017 Annual Report

    The FY2017 USTUR Annual Report has been completed and is available for download. It summarizes organization, activities, and scientific accomplishments at the USTUR from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.

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  • USTUR director attends EURADOS internal dosimetry meeting and 2017 ICRP Symposium

    Sergei Tolmachev attended the plenary meeting of the European Radiation Dosimetry Group’s (EURADOS) Working Group 7 (WG7) on internal dosimetry in Paris, France. USTUR/EURADOS WG7 discussed progress toward modeling the decorporation of plutonium following treatment with DTPA and EDTA.

    Following the EURADOS WG7 meeting, Dr. Tolmachev attended the International Commission on Radiological Protection’s (ICRP) 2017 Symposium.

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