Fire engines were also kept on standby as a team from the AERB
conducted tests to check the radiation leak.
To give more teeth to the AERB
and ensure its independence, the Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority (NSRA) Bill was first introduced in the Lok Sabha in 2011.
Gopalakrishnan, a former Chairman of AERB
, has said that large tracts of cabling would need to be re-done and this could take several months.
S S Bajaj, Chairman, AERB
, while inaugurating the Meet, stressed the need for enforcing and meeting safety standards in various activities taken up by different Units of the department.
According to AERB
guidelines, radiation therapy cannot be administered to cancer patients without a Radiological Safety Officer ( RSO).
The consignment was marked as 'Radioactive Material Type A Package' and hence all agencies concerned including AERB
and Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS) were informed.
It is also reiterated that India has a robust regulatory mechanism and the AERB
accords stage-wise clearances only after thorough review of operational parameters and conditions for various systems.
auctioned by Delhi University," the AERB
said in a reply to an applicant who sought details on such violations.
In this context, the AERB
was ordered by the Supreme Court in 2001 to set up radiation safety directorates in 35 administrative areas, but by July 2012 it had achieved this in only two.
The report says, "The legal status of the AERB
continued to be that of an authority subordinate to the Central Government, with powers delegated to it by the latter.
Officials said the Radiological Safety Officer ( RSO) failed to submit the renewal application form on time which prompted the AERB
The DRS is responsible for pursuing with the medical X-ray installations registration/renewal with AERB
; verifying the conditions stipulated by AERB
before registration/renewal of registration; sending information to AERB
about inspections of diagnostic X-ray installations in the state on a quarterly basis; organising public awareness programmes on radiation safety etc.