Nuclear Regulators Tested by Fake Companies Seeking Radioactive Materials Licenses: Results May Lead to Increased Scrutiny for Materials Licensees and Applicants

An unknown entity claims to be a company involved in well-logging and applies to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and two Agreement States (states with their own nuclear regulators operating under delegated authority from the NRC) for radioactive materials licenses to possess sources containing 15 curies of Americium-241/Beryllium. Americium-241 is a radioactive material identified by the U.S. government as attractive for a dirty bomb.

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