[ RadSafe ] ALARA, BRC ,& regulatory self-interest

Perle, Sandy sperle at mirion.com
Tue Jun 24 13:21:59 CDT 2008

> Lots of people make a good living regulating the nuclear industry.
Most of this effort is directed toward further reducing radiation doses
that are already quite low.  I have heard many explanations
of why the BRC concept was rejected, but I believe that self-interest
was the primary reason. Nobody wants to kill the goose that lays
the golden eggs.   Jerry<

Sad, but true! A realistic BRC value would be appropriate. In essence,
the NRC does have many instances of BRC. The 10% of dose limits in 10
CFR 20.1501 that requires personnel monitoring, thresholds for public
dose, thresholds for surveys, etc. Why they did not implement for ALARA
considerations was a big mistake.

So we agree, I think!



Sander C. Perle 
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