[ RadSafe ] Dose to Emergency Responders

BLHamrick at aol.com BLHamrick at aol.com
Sun Apr 8 16:34:11 CDT 2007

Thanks Jim for citing EPA 400.  This document generally forms the  basis for 
many State and Local policies, procedures and guidelines on emergency  dose.  
The RDD PAG document that isn't final yet used the document cited  below as 
it's basis for the early and intermediate phase actions.
Barbara L. Hamrick
In a message dated 4/5/2007 2:00:05 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
Jim_Hardeman at dnr.state.ga.us writes:

Don  --

I don't think you're going to find this in "regulation" -- I could  be
wrong -- but you can definitely find it in federal guidance.  The
fundamental reference would be the EPA's Manual of Protective  Action
Guides and Protective Actions for Nuclear Incidents  (EPA-400-92-R-001)
on page 2-10, Table 2-2 "Guidance on Dose Limits for  Workers Performing
Emergency Services".

Since I can't attach the  table, I'll just repeat the contents:

Dose Limit (rem)    Activity
5                   all
10             protecting valuable  property
25                   life-saving or protection of  large
>25               life-saving or protection of large  populations
(only on a voluntary basis for persons fully aware of the  risks

I can send you a PDF of the document if you need  it.


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