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Impact of reduced dose limits on NRC licensed activities major issues in the implementation of ICRP/NCRP dose limit recommendations : final report by C. B. Meinhold

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Published by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington, DC .
Written in English


  • Radiation -- Health aspects.,
  • Radiation -- Toxicology.,
  • Radiation -- Dosage.,
  • Radiation -- Measurement.,
  • Health risk assessment.

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Statementprepared by C.B. Meinhold, G.E. Powers.
ContributionsPowers, G. E., Brookhaven National Laboratory., U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. Division of Regulatory Applications.
LC ClassificationsRA1231.R2 M456 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 64 p. :
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL897420M
LC Control Number95188969

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  § Occupational dose limits for adults. (a) The licensee shall control the occupational dose to individual adults, except for planned special exposures under § , to the following dose limits. (1) An annual limit, which is the more limiting of— (i) The total effective dose equivalent being equal to 5 rems ( Sv); or.   New occupational dose limits proposed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) would have the greatest impact on physicians and pregnant nuclear medicine workers, according to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The changes would reduce dose limits for lens dose equivalent (LDE), embryo/fetus dose, and . The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is discontinuing the rulemaking activities associated with potential changes to its radiation protection and reactor effluents regulations. The purpose of this action is to inform members of the public that these rulemaking activities are being discontinued and to provide a brief discussion of the. The Impact of New NRC PART 20 Regulations Paul J. Early and David W. Close NMA Medical Physics Consultation, Mallinckrodt Medical Inc., Cleveland, Ohio Objective: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has instituted new regulations, effective January 1, as an outgrowth of publications 26 () and 30 () of theCited by: 1.

@article{osti_, title = {Assessment of the benefits and impacts in the U.S. Nuclear Power Industry of hypothesized lower occupational dose limits}, author = {Andersen, R L and Schmitt, J F}, abstractNote = {The International Commission on Radiological Protection and the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements have issued recommendations that would . Regulatory Dose Limits A single high-level radiation exposure (i.e., greater than mSv) delivered to the whole body over a very short period of time may have potential health risks. From follow-up of the atomic bomb survivors, we know acutely delivered, very high radiation doses can increase the occurrence of certain kinds of disease (e.g. However, the occupational dose to individuals exposed to both NRC-licensed radioactive materials, as well as non-NRC-licensed sources (e.g., x-rays), is regulated to the 10 CFR part 20 dose limits. Exposures to the lens of the eye may be particularly important in some of these fields, and others, such as medical interventional radiology and. 2. Effluent Releases from Nuclear Power Plants and Fuel-Cycle Facilities. This chapter addresses the following charge in the statement of task for this study (see Sidebar in Chapter 1). Availability, completeness, and quality of information on gaseous and liquid radioactive releases and direct radiation exposure from nuclear facilities required to estimate doses for an epidemiologic study.

The analysis indicates that the off-site dose at meters will be below the 5 rem accident limit in 10 CFR In addition, NRC regulations in 10 CFR Part 72 have established physical protection and security requirements for an ISFSI located in the owner-controlled area of a licensed power reactor site. Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF. a. From Table in NUREG (Ref. 9). How do I know how much my occupational dose (exposure) is? If you are likely to receive more than 10 percent of the annual dose limits, the NRC requires your employer, the NRC licensee, to monitor your dose, to maintain records of your dose, and, at least on an annual basis for the types of licensees listed in 10 CFR , “Reports of. Dose limits for workers at a nuclear site are set by the regulatory authorities and are generally in the form of occupational dose limits. In the USA, reactors are licensed under the provisions of 10 CFR P and Section provides the training and qualification .