For Procurement of radioactive sources by Educational / Research
radioisotopes (Activity more than exemption limit)
sealed sources used in calibration, research and training purposes
involve activity ranging from few kBq (~ µCi) to GBq (~ mCi).
Mainly Co-57, Co-60, Cs-137, Mn-54, Cm-242, Sr-90, Fe-55, Am-241
and Alpha-Be (neutron sources) are used. Sources are either imported
or supplied by BRIT. The regulation of this radiation facilities
are in accordance with the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act,
1962, Atomic Energy (Radiation Protection) Rules, 2004 and Atomic
Energy (Safe Disposal of Radioactive Waste) Rules, 1987 and various
standards issued there under. As per Atomic Energy (Radiation Protection)
Rules, 2004, the applicant is required to obtain Registration from
The applicant needs to submit duly filled in Application form to
obtain consent for procurement of sealed sources. AERB reviews the
following pre-authorisation / pre-registration requirements:
Design approval of the source encapsulation (as per ISO 2919
or AERB/SS/3(Rev.1) ).
The device containing the sealed source(s) is approved by AERB
Availability of Safe and secure source storage facility.
Approval of installation to use the radioactive materials.
Availability of suitable Radiation (area and personnel) monitoring
Availability of qualified and trained man power such as Radiological
Safety Officer (RSO) which commensurate with the degree of hazard
Commitment from prospective users to return decayed / unused
sources to original supplier.
on the review of the Application for procurement of sealed sources,
AERB issues the NOC for procurement of radioactive sealed sources.
On procurement of sealed sources(s), the applicant is required to
submit the application for Registration of sealed sources in their
Consentee is required to intimate to AERB on procurement of
The Consentee is required to submit to AERB periodic status
report (once in 6months) of the sealed radioactive sources in
Consentee should not transfer the sealed source(s), without
the permission of AERB.
Any unusual occurrence or loss of radioactive source or devices
with source therein should be promptly reported, within 24 hours,
to the AERB and this should be followed by a detailed report.
Consentee shall ensure the security of the sources in their