Neil Mermelstein

Neil H. Mermelstein

Can use high-energy x-rays to inspect cargo containers containing food
The Food and Drug Administration is allowing use of high-energy x-rays (10 MeV or lower) to inspect cargo containers that may contain food, in response to a petition filed by Analytical Systems Engineering Corp. The agency has concluded that no detectable radioactivity will be induced in food when an x-ray energy of 10 MeV and a dose of 0.5 Gy are not exceeded. Details are in the Federal Register of April 10 (66 FR 18537-18539…

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Neil Mermelstein