[ RadSafe ] Are Rare Earths Exempt from NORM Regulations?

Lorraine Marceau-Day day at lsu.edu
Tue Jun 24 13:57:28 CDT 2008

Dear Radsafers,


I'm posting this query on behalf of Prof. Max Scott.  Kindly respond to
him directly:

mscott30 at cox.net



Most if not all states exempt rare earths containing less than 0.25%
uranium and thorium from licensing.  Some states have promulgated
specific NORM regulations. 


Does one have to comply with the NORM regulations if they meet the
exempt concentrations?


Comments, advice, and suggestions requested.


It would be great to hear from regulators. 


Many thanks,



Lorraine Day, PhD

day at lsu.edu


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