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Title:
THE NEED FOR MAXIMUM PERSISSIBLE CONCENTRATIONS OF RADIOACTIVITY IN MATERIALS OTHER THEN AIR AND WATER
Author(s):
PINGEL, J H [AEC-ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION, THE U.S.]; DAVIS, B J [AEC-ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION, THE U.S.]; JIERREE, C [AEC-ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION, THE U.S.]
Subject Terms:
RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS; RECOMMENDATIONS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Document Location:
Location - DOE/NNSA NUCLEAR TESTING ARCHIVE Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - NTA@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1974 Dec 31
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0010
Accession Number:
NV0067611
Originating Research Org.:
ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION-CHICAGO OPERATIONS OFFICE
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
OpenNet Modified Date:
2003 Sep 18
Description/Abstract:
THE MOST SENSIBLE SOLUTION TO HANDLING RADIOACTIVELY ACTIVATED AND CON TAMINATED MATERIALS OTHER THAN AIR AND WATER IS BY PRODUCING A SET OF STANDARDS GIVING MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE CONCENTRATIONS (MPC) OF RADIOISOT OPES IN SUCH MATERIALS. SOME OBSERVATIONS LEADING TO THIS CONCLUSION A RE: 1. THERE NOW EXIST MANY AGENCIES, INCONSISTENT WITH EATH OTHER, DE ALING WITH SUCH DISPOSAL. THERE IS NEED FOR STANDARDIZATION. NO ONE AG ENCY HAS COMPLETE JURISDICTION. 2. HANDLING ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS IS NECESSARY AND ACCEPTABLE PARTICULARLY FOR PAST COMMITMENTS, BUT MPC T YPE GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE ACTIONS WOULD BE HELPFUL. 3. THE AMOUNT OF A CTIVATED OR CONTAMINATED MATERIALS IS PRESENTLY LARGE AND WILL INCREAS E AS USAGE OF AND RESEARCH IN FISSION AND FUSION PROCESSES INCREASES. 4. THE SETTING OF STANDARDS IN SOLIDS (AND GASES AND LIQUIDS OTHER THA N AIR AND WATER) WILL REQUIRE A VERY SIGNIFICANT EFFORT (INCLUDING SOM E R&D WORK) BUT WILL BE AN ECONOMICAL BENEFIT IN THE LONG RUN AS OPPOS ED TO CONSIDERING EACH ITEM IN THE FUTURE ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS. 5. A PUBLIC EDUCATION EFFORT OF SIGNIFICANT PROPORTIONS IS NEEDED NOW AND SHOULD ACCOMPANY STANDARD SETTING, SINCE THE PRIME PROBLEM NOW IS PUB LIC MISUNDERSTANDING OF RELATED TERMIOLOGY AND OF THE DEPTH TO WHICH T HE RESEARCH EFFORT GOES IN THE STANDARD SETTING PROCESS. 6. EMPHASIS S HOULD BE PLACED ON REUSE AND CONSERVATION OF MATERIALS. CONSIDERATION OF THIS OBJECTIVE IS NEEDED IN THE STANDARD SETTING PROCESS. 7. THE LO NG RANGE AND OVERALL VIEWPOINT SHOULD BE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED IN SETTI NG THE GENERAL TREND OF HUMAN ACTIVITIES INCLUDING STANDARD SETTING.


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