[ RadSafe ] Dose to Emergency Responders

Robert Young Robert.Young at state.tn.us
Thu Apr 5 16:11:36 CDT 2007


Reference 71 FR 186 which is a DHS part. DHS took over most of FEMA, but I think this is it.  The topic of this FR notice is:

Preparedness Directorate; Protective
Action Guides for Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) and Improvised Nuclear
Device (IND) Incidents; Notice.

At least it is a reference in a Federal Regulation other than 10 CFR.


Robert N. Young, X-ray Registration & Machine / Device Permitting Manager

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>>> "Mercado, Don" <don.mercado at lmco.com> 04/05/07 3:49 PM >>>

I'm looking for a regulatory citation that states the allowable dose
limit to emergency responders in an accident involving radioactive
material. I took a hazmat emergency responder training course yesterday
and they said 25 rem was the limit, but couldn't cite any regulation to
back that up. I've seen in 10 CFR 50.67 where the source term in an
accident at a power plant can be no more than 25 rem, under various
circumstances, but I don't think that applies. 

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance!

Donald P. Mercado
Radiation Safety Officer
Explosives Safety Officer
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
O/9K-2S, B/157
1111 Lockheed Martin Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Ph. (408) 742-0759
Fx. (408) 756-0504
Don.Mercado at lmco.com
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of 
arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but 
rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally 
worn out, and loudly proclaiming 
-- WOW!!! -- What a Ride!!!"

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