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NP 608 - Radioactive Material Package Operation and Leak Testing

NP 608 - Radioactive Material Package Operation and Leak Testing, 1 credit, ($2,150 tuition and course materials), August 22-26, 2022 at the UGA Savannah River Ecology Laboratory Conference Center, 3280 Williston Road, Aiken, SC 29803.
Note:  “SRS employees” may be eligible to receive a fee reduction to attend the course.


The objective of this one-week training course is to provide a basic understanding of the steps necessary to operate and prepare radioactive material packages for shipment as well as perform pre-shipment (post-load) leak testing and routine maintenance.

Proper operating and leak testing of radioactive material shipping packages is integral to the safe shipment and transport of radioactive material shipping packages. The course combines the discussion of proper operations (opening, loading, closing, maintenance, and handling) along with discussion of leak testing of radioactive material shipping packages and hands-on experience with both operating and leak testing of radioactive material shipping packages. The course consists of technical presentations, discussions, applicable videos, examples, hands-on exercises, and team exercises; all with emphasis on practical approaches to the development, evaluation and implementation of programs for the operation and leak testing of radioactive material shipping packages.

The primary audience for this course is individuals that prepare, load/unload, operate (open/close), and maintain Type B or fissile packages for shipment of radioactive materials, those that prepare procedures and documentation related to these activities, as well as supervisors and managers of these individuals.

To register, please fill out the below form and  submit.

If you have any questions about registration or the course please contact Dr. Edward Ketusky at edward.ketusky@srnl.doe.gov or by phone at 803.646.2371.
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Unfortunately, online credit card payments cannot currently be accepted by SRNL at this time.  Instead, credit card payments will be taken at the door on the first day of class, with receipts emailed out at that time.

Students who are interested in enrolling in the University of Nevada Reno’s Nuclear Packaging Graduate Program courses and certificates (*i.e., taking the class for graduate level credit) should contact Grad Admissions gradadmissions@unr.edu and ask for personalized enrollment assistance.  This contact with UNR should be initiated at least two weeks before the start of the course. Information on the program can be found at https://www.unr.edu/me/research/nuclear-packaging/nuclear-packaging-graduate-program.