IAEA Board of Governors: Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting

June 12-16, 2017

 

Agenda Item 5

 

Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources: Guidance on the Management of Disused Radioactive Sources

 

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ike Reed, Alternate Permanent Representative

 

Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

We strongly support the draft guidance on the management of disused radioactive sources and believe this document provides much-needed general guidance to Member States on end of life management of radioactive sources.

We would like to thank Ambassador Grossi for his update and his continuing effort to identify remaining differences and find text that is agreeable to all.

As indicated in March, we would strongly prefer if the draft document were adopted by consensus, and were encouraged by the commitment of all Member States to work in good faith to resolve remaining differences in a timely manner.

As such, we look forward to Board adoption of the draft guidance as Supplementary Guidance to the Code of Conduct in September.

Thank you, Mr. Chairman.