[ RadSafe ] RE: Transportation of Radioactive Animals

Baumbaugh, Joel T CIV SPAWAR SSC PAC, 55430 joel.baumbaugh at navy.mil
Mon May 4 15:24:47 CDT 2009

These regulations don't seem to cover how to transport a "live" animal or a person.  I don't know about you but I'm not putting someone's grandmother or a 600 lb dolphin into a "box" or package to transport them.  They're not "specimens"...

Joel Baumbaugh
SSC Pacific

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From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf Of Poston Jr,Jay
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 12:53 PM
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] RE: Transportation of Radioactive Animals

This is the best response so far.  Seems to sum it up pretty clearly.  I did receive this from several individuals.  Thanks for everyone's help.

>From the DOT regulations Title 49, see #2.

§ 173.401   Scope.
(a) This subpart sets forth requirements for the packaging and transportation of Class 7 (radioactive) materials by offerors and carriers subject to this subchapter. The requirements prescribed in this subpart are in addition to, not in place of, other requirements set forth in this subchapter for Class 7 (radioactive) materials and those of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 10 CFR part 71.

(b) This subpart does not apply to:

(1) Class 7 (radioactive) materials produced, used, transported, or stored within an establishment other than during the course of transportation, including storage in transportation.

(2) Class 7 (radioactive) materials that have been implanted or incorporated into, and are still in, a person or live animal for diagnosis or treatment.

(3) Class 7 (radioactive) material that is an integral part of the means of transport.

(4) Natural material and ores containing naturally occurring radionuclides which are not intended to be processed for use of these radionuclides, provided the activity concentration of the material does not exceed 10 times the values specified in §173.436.

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