[ RadSafe ] Dose to Emergency Responders

Perrero, Daren Daren.Perrero at illinois.gov
Thu Apr 5 17:26:06 CDT 2007


Illinois radiation protection regulations as well as Federal regulations
(10 CFR 20) that establish dose limits for occupation and
non-occupational workers explicitly state in their purpose under
'General Provisions' "..... nothing in this Part shall be construed as
limiting actions that may be necessary to protect health and safety in
an emergency."   So I don't think the reg you are looking from will have
come from the US NRC.


The opinions expressed are mine, all mine.....
I'm with the government, I'm here to help you.
Daren Perrero

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On
Behalf Of Mercado, Don
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 3:49 PM
To: radsafe
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Dose to Emergency Responders


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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