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This week, RSCS performed our first instrument calibrations using a newly acquired J.L. Shepherd Model 81 Cs-137 open beam calibrator.  This dual source calibrator has an exposure rate range of 100 microR/h to 4 R/h, increasing the laboratory’s ability to provide open beam calibrations … Learn More

Over the past several weeks, RSCS has been providing essential services to our customers at medical facilities, nuclear power plants and government agencies.  We are proud to be able to continue to support the nation’s critical infrastructure during this time of unparalleled disruption… Learn More

RSCS COVID-19 Response Plans
Posted on March 11th, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 viral outbreak, RSCS has updated our Business Continuity Plan, which includes requirements for responding to an outbreak of contagious disease.  This plan details several measures to protect our workers, minimize business disruptions and respond to worsening c… Learn More

Matt Darois and Peter McNeil of our Environmental Engineering Group will be attending the Annual EPRI Buried Pipe Integrity Group (BPIG)  and the Cathodic Protection Users Group (CPUG) Meeting in Kissimmee, Florida. These two groups collaborate with each other every year to support … Learn More

RSCS is exhibiting at the 2020 Midyear Health Physics Society Meeting in Bethesda Maryland. Come by booth #101 to say hello, learn about our consulting and project management services, and see a demonstration of our Sim-TEQ training simulators. We look forward to seeing you there!… Learn More

RSCS is pleased to announce that Ellen Anderson has joined our team as Director of Radiological Services and will support strategic planning initiatives and business development for our Project Services divisions serving the nuclear power industry.  

Ellen has spent the pa… Learn More

RSCS will attend the JPEO-CBRND Consortium General Membership Meeting (GMM) & Joint JPEO-CBRND/DHS CWMD Industry Day in Bethesda MD this week on November 12.  This event brings together consortium members and Government to discuss upcoming opportunities and to interact and ex… Learn More

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September 21, 2019

Radiation Safety & Control Services, Inc. (RSCS), a firm that specializes in project and support services to users of nuclear and… Learn More

We are pleased to announce that RSCS, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, has sponsored Mr. Roberto Ciardi to complete his Master’s degree thesis on an international collaboration with the University of Pisa and the Sant’Anna School of Pisa in Italy.  Robert… Learn More

Ron Thurlow Joins our Team!
Posted on July 15th, 2019

RSCS is pleased to welcome Ron Thurlow to our growing management team as our Director of Operations! Mr. Thurlow has an M.S. and B.S. in Radiological Sciences and Protection and is certified by the American Board of Health Physics.  Mr. Thurlow has served as the President of the Health Phys… Learn More

RSCS is exhibiting this week at the 2019 Annual Health Physics Society Meeting in Orlando Florida.  We always look forward to this meeting as it provides an opportunity to network with our long-term friends and colleagues in the Health Physics community, and catch up with our fellow alu… Learn More

RSCS is showcasing our latest version of the Surface Contamination Monitor, the SCM V, at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Industry Day held in West Bethesda, MD on June 11, 2019. 

The SCM V builds upon the high-performance specifications of earlier versions of this model that h… Learn More

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Radiation Safety & Control Services, Inc. (RSCS), headquartered in Seabrook NH, established an Endowment Fund for the University of Massachusetts Lowell and made the first $10,000 installment payment towards this … Learn More

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RSCS Attains EPRI AP3 Certification
Posted on October 29th, 2018

Meeting the demand for well-trained RP technicians to provide support during nuclear utility outages has become more challenging as this work force has been steadily decreasing.  This scarcity has driven up the cost of staffing outages for nuclear utilities that are already at a disadvant… Learn More

Eric Darois and Jay Tarzia exhibited this past week at the Nuclear Decommissioning and Used Fuel Strategy Summit in Charlotte NC… Learn More

RSCS will exhibit at the Mirion Connect 2018 Users’ Conference in Bonita Springs FL from August 6-10, where we will demonstrate our SIM-Teq training simulator product line.  Several new models will be available for demonstration, including the RDS-31TD and the TelepoleTD.  The… Learn More

RSCS made several presentations this week at the Radiological Effluents and Environmental Workshop (REEW) in New Orleans, LA organized by the Nuclear Energy Institute. This meeting provides professionals in the nuclear power industry the opportunity to share innovated methods for environmental… Learn More

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), "Interim Guidelines for Determining the Corrosion Rate for Use in Fitness for Service Evaluations of Buried Pipe, Report No. 3002003057," relies upon soil resistivity to evaluate the corrosivity of soils in proximity to buried pipelines.  Soi… Learn More

RSCS is pleased to welcome Shawn Googins to our growing staff of Certified Health Physicists!  Mr. Googins holds B.S. in Physics from Dickinson College and an M.S. in Health Physics from Georgetown University.  He is certified by the American Board of Health Physics (ABHP), was a prev… Learn More

Frederick Straccia, CHP, of RSCS will present on “Comparison of Moderated AmBe and Cf for Neutron Instrument Calibrations” this week at the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards (CIRMS) meeting. 

The requirements for calibration of neutron dose and… Learn More

In the past five years, the RSCS and CorrTech technical team have undertaken several long-term projects to evaluate the subsurface corrosive conditions at nuclear utilities in support of the NEI 09-14 Buried pipe and Tank Inspection Initiative.  Most nuclear plants have been in service f… Learn More

Heath Downey Joins Our Team
Posted on November 9th, 2017

RSCS is proud to announce the addition of Heath Downey to our team of Certified Health Physicists. Heath brings Over 24 years of experience in the operation and management of health physics, radiation protection and decommissioning programs to meet NRC, CERCLA and state regulations and guidanc… Learn More

RSCS is pleased to announce that Matthew Darois has been promoted to the position of Corporate Manager of Environmental Services.  M… Learn More

NRC Information Notice 2013-13, Rev. 1: “Deficiencies with Effluent Radiation Monitoring System Instrumentation” detailed trends in the malfunction of installed effluent radiation monitoring system instrumentation, also known as radiation monitoring systems (RMS), at aging nuclear power pl… Learn More

RSCS recently presented at the EPRI Radiological Effluents and Environmental Workshop held in Indianapolis, IN from June 26-29, 2017.  Eric Darois, Matt Darois and Jonathan Holden-Remick presented on topics related to sampling, modeling and analyzing data on radiological discharg… Learn More

Eric Darois of RSCS received the prestigious Jason Jang Award at the recent 2017 Radiological Effluents & Environmental Workshop (REEW) conference.  An industry expert who serves in advisory roles for both the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and the Electrical Power … Learn More

Woodhead Publishing recently released the book Advances and Innovations in Nuclear Decommissioning, edited by Michele Laraia.  This book is a follow up to Nuclear Decommissioning: Planning, Execution and International Experience.  This initial publication documented… Learn More

Petroleum production through drilling operations can release and concentrate naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) as these elements are present along with the oil and gas that is recovered.  Most of the NORM identified in oil and gas streams belong to the decay chains of natu… Learn More

Ontario Power Generation and Bruce Power are deploying the Unified RASCAL Interface (URI) at 18 operating nuclear plants throughout Canada.  This work is being completed by RSCS who has teamed with Kinectrics, a Canadian testing, inspection and consulting company.&n… Learn More

RSCS has recently been granted ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for our instrument calibration laboratory from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB).  RSCS had previously been accredited by the Health Physics Society’s Laboratory Assessment Committee.  This accrediting body… Learn More

Over the past year, RSCS has been performing mass screening of large mechanical components to qualify them for free release for a military client in California.  RSCS has performed this work under reciprocity recognition of our State of New Hampshire decommissioning license by the State o… Learn More

Several nuclear power plants are in various stages of costly decommissioning projects throughout the US and abroad.   The goal of these decommissioning efforts in the US is to meet the NRC criteria of 10 CFR 20 Subpart E to free release the land and restrict exposure to 25 … Learn More

RSCS is participating in the annual Health Physics Society (HPS) annual meeting from July 17 through 14 in Spokane Washington.  Our staff is supporting the American Board of Health Physics (ABHP) and the development and review of the following ANSI standards as wor… Learn More

Mirion Technologies is hosting their annual Training and Benchmarking Seminar in Fort Lauderdale, July 11-14, 2016.  RSCS will have 5 representatives at this meeting to commemorate our 20th year as a partner with Mirion Technologies Health Physics Division.  This i… Learn More

RSCS will participate at the upcoming Radiological Effluents and Environmental Workshop (formerly the RETS/REMP Workshop) hosted by the Nuclear Energy Institute from June 27-30, 2016, in Newport, RI. This meeting examines operational nuclear power plant best practices for controlling and moni… Learn More

RSCS is proudly participating in the 2016 Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) Radiation Detection Industry Day.  During this event, Richard (Dick) Dubiel, CHP, will be making a presentation on radiation detection on Tuesday, June 14th.  This technical presentation… Learn More

RSO Course in Exeter NH
Posted on June 6th, 2016

Our summer RSO course is running from June 6-10 in historic Exeter NH. This accredited 40-hour course provides students with a balance of technical and theoretical information along with practical applications of radiation safety. Fundamental concepts are presented in a logical progression, p… Learn More

RSCS is pleased to announce that Matthew Darois has received the prestigious Certified Groundwater Professional Designation from the National Groundwater Association (NGWA).  This designation was awarded after rigorous review of his credentials and experience by a panel of Certified Groundwa… Learn More

Annually, the DOE’s Health Physics Instrumentation Committee (HPIC) meets to discuss radiological monitoring needs and challenges, and review current instrumentation solutions.  Several OEM vendors of radiation detection systems attend the meeting to demonstrate their equipment and le… Learn More

Risk analysis is the process of analyzing the “risk” associated with performing a task or series of actions. Any action we take in life has inherent risk. 

The process of risk analysis includes determining the risks associated with performing actions as well as the initia… Learn More

Welcome Jean Geslin
Posted on March 22nd, 2016

RSCS is pleased to announce the addition of Jean Geslin to our team of Health Physicists in our consulting division.  Jean has worked in the radiation safety field for a decade, and is well versed in domestic and international regulatory issues.  Since 2012 Jean worked for the State … Learn More

Several operating nuclear power plants have come off line in the past two years or have indicated their intent to do so.  The decommissioning schedules for these plants vary, with some making preparation to decommission in the near term while others are being placed into an ext… Learn More

Over the past month RSCS has teamed with CorrTech to install anodes as part of a comprehensive cathodic protection system upgrade at an operating nuclear plant on the east coast to protect subsurface assets.  This work resulted from several subsurface characterization projects that were … Learn More

A 25 channel area monitoring system was recently installed by RSCS at the Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center’s research reactor.  The system includes 11 neutron radiation area monitors (DRM-2EN), 11 gamma radiation area monitors (DRM-2E), 2 noble gas continuous air monitors (NGM-… Learn More

The New England Radiological Health Committee (NERHC) 2015 Annual Meeting was held in Norwich, CT from November 16-20, 2015 with a joint session on November 18th with the New England Chapter of the Health Physics Society (NECHPS). During this meeting several drills took pl… Learn More

RSCS is pleased to announce the recent hire of Kristy Inman Gowdy to our Technical Staffing Division.  Ms. Gowdy brings over 17 years of experience in professional technical staffing in support of the nuclear power industry.  She began her profession in technical recruiting at… Learn More

Power Ascension Study for Watts-Bar Unit 2
Posted on October 15th, 2015

Tennessee Valley Authority is currently working to bring Unit 2 of the Watts-Bar nuclear power plant on line for operation in 2016.  This Westinghouse pressurized water reactor is the first new build plant to come on line since the opening of the Watts-Bar Unit 1 plant in 1996, and is ex… Learn More

The Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center (RINSC) recently awarded RSCS a contract to upgrade their area and personnel monitoring equipment at their research reactor.  This 2 Mega-Watt, light water cooled, pool type reactor was built in 1960 and has operated for over 50 years as a research… Learn More

The Organization of Agreements States (OAS) Annual 2015 Meeting was held in Boston on August 24-27.  This joint meeting between Agreement State program directors and staff and NRC regulators focused on the implementation at the state level of 10 CFR Part 37 Physical Protection of Categor… Learn More

For several decades the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and NACE International (NACE formerly National Association of Corrosion Engineers) direct assessment (DA) standards for monitoring cathodic prote… Learn More

Almost all Radioactive Material Licensees, ranging from nuclear power plants to small businesses, deal with the problem of radioactive waste. Quantification and identification of waste for disposal can be challenging. Often times licensees find themselves struggling with legacy was… Learn More

RSCS will launch their new SIM-Teq™ Simulation Technologies product line of dosimeters, survey meters, simulated sources and manual controllers at the upcoming 25th Annual Mirion Training & Benchmarking Seminar held in Fort Laude… Learn More

As aging nuclear power plants come off line, novel approaches are required to reduce escalating decommissioning costs and expedite the process.  Harvey Farr of RSCS recently co-authored an OECD/NEA report “R&D and Innovation Needs for … Learn More

Approximately 60 criticality accidents have been recorded worldwide due to uncontrolled fission reactions involving uranium or plutonium. These accidents have resulted in injuries and fatalities from significant overexposures to gamma and neutron radiation. Detecting criticality events has typi… Learn More

Welcome Curtis Hicks!
Posted on April 24th, 2015

RSCS is pleased to announce that Curtis Hicks has joined our team of health physics consultants. Curtis will be working on regulatory and licensing support projects, specialty surveys, instrument performance characterizations and Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP) radiation transport modeling studies… Learn More

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At a recent meeting of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel, Jay Tarzia presented on the safety of dry cask fuel storage containers and their use for long-term storage.  The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant is currently being placed in SAFSTOR, and is in the proce… Learn More

Photon radiation portal monitors are commonly used as an element of radiation protection programs at nuclear facilities worldwide. These radiation monitors are primarily used for personnel monitoring of external contamination, but also have the ability to detect internally deposited radionuc… Learn More

An innovated approach to storing 3D GIS site models that are linked to existing nuclear plant asset inspection databases has been developed by RSCS, CorrTech Inc. and Iddeal for Exelon Corporation.  RSCS has been developing with Iddeal the GIS viewer and a series of tools which will allow a … Learn More

The ISOE Expert Group on Occupational Radiation Protection in Severe Accident Management and Post-Accident Recovery (EG-SAM) of the OECD recently released the report “Occupational Radiation Protection in Severe Accident Management”. This working group of international experts drafted the rep… Learn More

RSCS is pleased to announce that Adam Kryskow has passed Part II of the Certified Health Physicist certification exam! Our latest CHP has been busy completing a number of shielding evaluations for our clients in the nuclear power, medical and industrial market sectors, using Los Alamos Nati… Learn More

To meet the emerging needs in the US nuclear power industry to quickly analyze and report tritium concentrations to environmental levels, RSCS has developed and deployed a mobile tritium analysis laboratory. The lab is capable of counting tritium with an MDA < 500 pCi/L, making the lab servic… Learn More

At a recent public information meeting held with residents of Vernon Vermont Yankee on the Entergy Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant closure, Jay Tarzia of RSCS was brought in as an industry expert to overview the process of dry cask storage of spent fuel.  Read the full article Learn More

The Calibration Laboratory at RSCS has processed over 100,000 instruments to date, making it one of the highest volume calibration labs in the country.  Accredited to ISO/IEC-17025, the laboratory provides NIST traceable gamma and neutron calibration services and offers a wide variety of… Learn More

Nuclear Power Plants are preparing for “stress tests” internationally to verify their safe operation.  The necessity for these tests stems in part from the fact that many nuclear plants have aged beyond their anticipated lifespan with several undergoing re-licensing efforts. … Learn More

Eric Darois and Rod Knight are in South Korea this week to deliver a 5-day course on Decommissioning Cost Estimation to a nuclear utility client.  This course will cover the fundamentals of cost estimation, the use of unit cost factors and work difficulty factors, creating a plan… Learn More

RSCS Acquires Millennium Services
Posted on September 11th, 2014


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RSCS is pleased to announce the recent issuance of US Patent 8,794,973 “Contamination detection simulation systems and methods”. The invention improves upon conventional training methods of simulating surface contamination detection by automatically adjusting the measurement display of the su… Learn More

Harvey Farr of RSCS and his colleague Thomas LaGuardia of LaGuardia & Associates, LLC recently completed the final draft of OECD Report NEA No. 7191 “R&D and Innovation Needs for Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities”.  This report was based upon a draft report that was compiled by … Learn More

RSCS Celebrates 25 Years in Business
Posted on July 24th, 2014

RSCS is pleased to announce that it is celebrating its 25th anniversary.   Setting the standard for technical excellence since 1989, the company has experienced steady growth since its inception.  RSCS would like to thank our clients and colleagues who have supported the company over th… Learn More

Matt Darois of RSCS contributed to a joint presentation at the EPRI Buried Piping Integrity Group Open Door Session with Hank Kleinfelder of CorrTech Inc, and Greg Lupia of Exelon Corporation that provided updates on the performance of Direct Push Installed Corrosion Monitoring Test Sta… Learn More

Radiation Safety & Control Services will exhibit at the upcoming Annual HPS meeting at booth 205. Come by and say hello to Jay Tarzia, Fred Straccia, Rick Titolo, Dick Dubiel, Jen Collins and Henry Zalman. 

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RSCS presented on "Characterizations of Neutron and Gamma Fields and Dosimetry Response from Spent Fuel in Transit and Stored at ISFSI Facilities" at the RETS-REMP Workshop in Savannah GA, June 23-27, 2014.  

This presentation details RSCS's experience in performing gamm… Learn More

Internationally, several nuclear power plants (NPPs) are performing or planning for decommissioning of their facilities. The number of NPP decommissioning projects is expected to increase as aging plants go off line in the coming years.  Decommissioning projects are unique in that they expos… Learn More

Stratham, NH. – June 17, 2014 – RSCS, Inc announces its new Outage Services Division led by Fred Erskine and supported by Tina Inman to focus on providing a full range of radiological specialists to nuclear power plants during outages.  This division compliments their Consulting Services… Learn More

Novel Underwater Survey System
Posted on June 13th, 2014

RSCS recently developed a unique radiation detection instrument for performing underwater surveys of Spent Fuel Pools at nuclear utilities. This system was designed for a nuclear plant that required assurance that all areas in their spent fuel pool and cask pit were safe for diving activities fol… Learn More

Nasser Rashidifard of RSCS presented on “Experiences in Neutron Dosimetry” at the New England Chapter of the Health Physics Society meeti… Learn More

As Chairman of the N.S. Savannah Association, our Director Jay Tarzia recently had the opportunity to participate in National Maritime Day celebrations on May 18th, where the N.S. Savannah was open to the public for tours. The first nuclear powered merchant vessel built under the Eisenh… Learn More

Eric Darois of RSCS and Phil DeFoggi of RSK-Radiological presented on “Norm Surveys at Crude Oil Degassing Stations in Iraq’s Rumaila Oil Field” at the NORM and Natural Radiation Management North America conference in Houston TX on March 26, 2014. This presentation details the methods … Learn More

Eric Darois of RSCS and Phil DeFoggi of RSK-Radiological will present on “Norm Surveys at Crude Oil Degassing Stations in Iraq’s Rumaila Oil Field” at the NORM and Natural Radiation Management North America conference this week in Houston TX. This presentation details the methods used to c… Learn More

Decommissioning License Announcement
Posted on February 21st, 2014

Licensed facilities looking to terminate their radioactive materials licenses, EPA Brownfields and Superfund sites now have a one-stop provider for all aspects of decommissioning under the RSCS Decommissioning License.  

We are pleased to share this news with our colleagues in … Learn More

RSCS contributed to a joint presentation with representatives from CorrTech Inc. and Exelon Corporation titled "Innovative Method for Collecting in-situ Soil Samples and Installing Smart Test Stations at an Exelon Generation Station to Analyze Soil Conditions, Cathodic Protection Effectiveness an… Learn More

Eric Darois and Jay Tarzia of RSCS are exhibiting at the Health Physics Society Midyear Meeting in Baton Rouge LA this week. This topical meeting is focused on nuclear power radiation safety, and will address applying lessons learned from the past to future plant operations.

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Matt Darois and Jen Collins of RSCS will participate at the SAME 11th Annual Contract Opportunities & Small Business Showcase as a vendor of radiological project management services. The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is an industry group for architecture, engineering, construc… Learn More

RSCS Welcomes Troy Giard to our Team
Posted on January 13th, 2014

RSCS is pleased to announce the addition of Troy Giard to our consulting division. Troy will provide comprehensive project management services and direct our project management support services.

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In the past year, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) decided to shut down units 2 and 3 of this power plant as required upgrades were determined to be cost prohibitive.  The final decommissioning plans for these reactors have yet to be finalized.  

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Radioactive Holiday Gifts!
Posted on December 23rd, 2013

Last minute Christmas gift for your child?  

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RSCS Receives Decommissioning License
Posted on December 13th, 2013

In order for a licensee to terminate their radioactive materials license, they must submit a plan to their respective regulatory authority that maps out their approach to decommissioning their facility.  Depending of the activities performed in the facility, decommissioning efforts can invol… Learn More

RSCS joint venture RSK Radiological is pleased to report that our teaming partner Cavendish Nuclear was awarded a 3-year framework contract by Horizon Nuclear Power to provide engineering and technical services in support of the new build ABWR nuclear power plants at Wylfa and Oldbury in the… Learn More

The Earth is hot

Did you know that the earth maintains a warm climate in large part because of the radioactive decay of uranium and thorium contained within the earth's core?  In fact, Learn More

The Fukishima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident has provided an abundance of data related to the accuracy of predictive safety system failure computational modeling, the efficacy of accident management protocols and crisis communication, specific safety related structure performance under extr… Learn More

Eric Darois and Troy Giard of RSCS will exhibit and participate on round table discussions at the upcoming Nuclear D&D Supply Chain Conference on November 19-20th in Charlotte, North Carolina. Focused on the decommissioning challenges facing commercial nuclear fleets and the DOE, this meeting… Learn More

Radioactive materials are commonly used in a variety of applications, including power production, industrial process control, non-destructive testing and medical imaging and therapy.  While the use of radioactive materials is heavily regulated by state and federal entities, the possibility e… Learn More

Jay Tarzia and Gene Gleason represented RSCS this week at the 25th Annual Weapons Complex Monitor Decision Makers Forum in Amelia Island Florida.  This meeting brought together personnel from the DOE, UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Atomic Energy of Canada, State regulatory a… Learn More

RSCS staff James Tarzia and Nasser Rashidifard recently presented on the methodology to perform dose equivalent characterizations on neutron sources.  This approach is used to perform neutron characterizations for our … Learn More

The NRC has issued the final license termination for the NRC license 06-00217-06 formerly held by the ABB, Inc. (ABB) complex materials site located in Windsor in north central Connecticut. The site was originally owned by Combustion Engineering, Inc. (CE). Although CE was acquired by ABB in 1990… Learn More

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) recently spearheaded NEI 09-14: Underground Piping and Tanks Integrity Initiative as an industry wide requirement for plants to verify the integrity of their subsurface structures.  RSCS has been contracted by several Mid-West plants to conduct evaluations … Learn More

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, many questions came to mind on the preparedness of our first responders to handle a radiological incident.  How long did it take for first responders on the scene to consider use of their radiation detection equipment?  How well trained were … Learn More

In the current domestic energy market, nuclear power plants are compelled to increase their output and efficiency to compete with the oil and gas sectors.  One approach is to perform power uprates by increasing the turbine flow rates on BWR units.  Public and worker dose implications re… Learn More

The NRC recently issued an information notice to address deficiencies in the performance of liquid and gaseous effluent radiation monitoring instrumentation installed at nuclear power plants.  Their observations cover deficiencies over the past 5 years that likely stem from the degradation o… Learn More

Radiation Safety & Control Services exhibited at the Mirion Technologies Training and Benchmarking Seminar from July 22-25. Fred Straccia, Steve Nester, Jason Stevenson, Norm Gaulin and Jen Collins participated in this meeting.

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Radiation Safety & Control Services exhibited at the Annual HPS meeting in Madison Wisconsin

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Providers of neutron calibration services for electronic dosimeters and survey instruments are few and far between.  In this limited field, RSCS is proud to announce that we have built upon our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited gamma calibration services to provide neutron ca… Learn More

RSCS attended the RETS REMP and EPRI Groundwater Workshops in Westminster CO during the week of June 24, 2013 .  The RETS REMP annual meetings provide a forum for environmental and radiological professionals who are engaged in monitoring effluents from nuclear power plants and the… Learn More

Welcome, Pete Harvey!
Posted on May 30th, 2013

Pete has joined our staff of professionals to assist our clients in achieving excellence in power plant chemistry and environmental investigations.  We welcome Pete as a valuable addition to our team and are confident that he will continue to add to our full-range of services for our domestic a… Learn More

RSCS has been awarded the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) contract to customize and modify the Unified RASCAL Interface (URI).  RASCAL is a radiological assessment computer program used in potential accidents involving radiological releases from nuclear power plants.  RSC… Learn More

RSCS has recently completed Phase 1 of a soil sampling and analysis campaign to support subsurface assessment of corrosive conditions proximal to subsurface pipes, systems, and tanks that contain, or may contain licensed radioactive material at a commercial nuclear power plant in the north… Learn More

Radium Used in Cancer Treatment
Posted on February 7th, 2013

RSCS will be training radiopharmaceutical technicians about the hazards associated with alpha-emitting radionuclides in support of a newly developed cancer treatment using Radium-223.  The new treatment has been going through an FDA fast-track approval process due to its clinical success… Learn More

Power Plant Up-rate Support
Posted on January 13th, 2013

For the last year, we have been supporting a large power up-rate for a US nuclear power plant (PWR).  This project involves the replacement of many large components and the creation of large volumes of metal waste.  Our staff has developed a MARSAME based process and methodology for sam… Learn More

NEI 09-14 Buried Pipe Initiative Support
Posted on January 3rd, 2013

Radiation Safety & Control Services, Inc. (RSCS) has been supporting the nuclear power industry with the implementation of the Nuclear Energy Institutes 09-14 Underground Piping and Tank Integrity Initiative.

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Welcome, Henry A. Labrecque!
Posted on January 1st, 2013

RSCS welcomes the addition of HenryA. Labrecque to our management team as the new Corporate Controller.

Henry has over 34 years of financial and operational experience working in both service and manufacturing type organizations.  His most recent position w… Learn More

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) and Technically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM) can be generated during the drilling and development of shale gas. The majority of NORM generated by shale gas development is in the form of radioisotopes of Uranium, Thorium… Learn More

In the past 4 years, RSCS has installed 40 systems, and provides installation services, technical support, and calibrations of the Rotem MediSmarts radiation monitoring system throughout the United States and Canada. We recently completed our largest installation project to-date at a new-bui… Learn More

Our staff has played a key role in supporting the first nuclear power plant in the industry to deploy Mirion’s (MGP Instruments) brand-new DMC 3000 and associated equipment and software.  This achievement was reached on Dec 8, 2012 and represents a remarkable achievement; considering … Learn More

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has recently issued the following Information notice on chloride-induced Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC):

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Our new neutron source calibrator will employ an AmBe source installed in a custom designed shielded and collimated irradiator. The source will be installed in the irradiator during the week of Dec 2 and we will be characterizing the calibration field using our laboratory-quality tissue equivalen… Learn More

Radiation Safety and Control Services (RSCS) has recently completed the year-long development of a Numerical Groundwater Fate and Transport and Spatial Model for a geologically-complex Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) located in the northeastern US. 

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RSCS Performing Neutron Characterizations
Posted on September 30th, 2012

RSCS has been performing neutron (and gamma) characterizations for nuclear power plants for several decades.  A characterization effort involves the use of a Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter (TEPC) and/or the use of bonner spheres.  This equipment is used to characterize the dose … Learn More

RSCS has been providing technical and administrative support to Adam Kryskow and Matthew Carey in their personal quests to earn  Master’s Degrees in Radiological Sciences.  As their research projects near completion we have recognized their excellent skills and initiative by offe… Learn More

In 2001, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) issued a guidance document for fire protection at nuclear power plants.  Some power plants have voluntarily upgraded their sites and licensing basis documents to comply with this risk-informed standard.  As part of this upgrade, acci… Learn More

This year RSCS completed a major upgrade to our DeCAT-Pro software.  As you may know, we developed this decommissioning cost estimation application several years ago with KHNP (South Korea).  This world-class software uses a streamlined approach and provides flexibility with all of the sta… Learn More

On February 21, 2012, RSCS was awarded a contract to develop a radiation training simulator for the US military.  The training simulator consists of a simulated probe interface and a frisker probe, and will interface directly to the frisker station currently deployed.  This simulator sy… Learn More

On September 13, 2011 RSCS was awarded a contract to develop a radiation training simulator for the US military.  The dosimeter simulator will be based on the Thermo Electron Corp. Model EPD MkII. This simulator will use the same wireless technology employed by the RSCS digital 2-way remote-… Learn More

RSCS would like to notify you of a program to dispose of unwanted radioactive materials in a cost-effective way. The Source Collection and Threat Reduction Program (SCATR), administered by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) is providing a limited program to collect sel… Learn More

RSCS was granted accreditation as a tertiary instrument calibration laboratory for conformity to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 by the Health Physics Society Laboratory Accreditation Program (HPSLAP).  This recognition places RSCS as the first tertiary lab in the U.S.A.  accredited t… Learn More

Since 2007, RSCS has provided radiological control support aboard the Nuclear Ship Savannah for the Maritime Administration (MARAD).

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RSCS and Scosche Tech have collaborated to design a unique line of radiation detectors that interface with smart phones and wireless networks.  Users can connect these detectors to their smart phone to collect and display radiation measurements, or to their wireless network to monitor a… Learn More

RSCS is proud to introduce Gene Gleason as our new Business Development Manager for our Project Services group.  

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RSCS Project Manager Harvey Farr has contributed to several media outlets with technical reports and impact analysis on the Fukushima Disaster. Immediately following the incident, Mr. Farr was contracted by Fox News Media to provide content for current “Situation Reports”  on the… Learn More

Over the past five years, RSCS has supported many graduate and undergraduate students in the Radiological Sciences program at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (UML).  Our support has ranged from research support for materials and equipment as well as thesis advisors and summer interns… Learn More

RSCS supporting the crisis in Japan
Posted on March 14th, 2011

In response to the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant complex, we are providing technical consulting and support to clients who are affected by elevated dose rates and contaminants in the area.  We are currently supporting Japanese manufacturing operations who seek to ensure that … Learn More

RSCS has developed Beta/Gamma, Beta Frisker, and Alpha simulators to support training for the use of radiation monitoring equipment used by the U.S. Military.  Our simulators enable safe, highly realistic, effective and convenient training for field personnel performing radiation monitoring … Learn More

Radiation Safety Manager (RSM) version 2 software is now commercially available to our customers.  Developed to meet the need of smaller licensees at university and government agencies, RSM provides an easy-to-use database application to track and monitor all regulatory and administrative ac… Learn More

We expanded our services to calibrate and repair instruments with both fixed and removable contamination.  In addition, we will soon offer neutron calibration services.  The lab looks forward to offering these additional services to our valued instrument calibration and repair … Learn More

DeCAT Pro released!
Posted on August 1st, 2009

RSCS, in collaboration with Korea Hydro-Nuclear Power (KNHP), has developed a comprehensive Decommissioning Cost Assessment Tool (DeCAT Pro) for nuclear utilities.  This tool provides an up-to-date and dynamic decommissioning cost estimate based upon site specific unit cost factors such as l… Learn More