[ RadSafe ] DOT and dose calibrator source
phils at umich.edu
Fri Jul 1 16:20:32 CDT 2011
You need a Certified Package and need to have the package certification on file. Transport on public highways/byways requires a CDL even in a private vehicle. The shipper preparing the shipping paperwork also needs current DOT training in Hazmat shipping . The dose rate is low enough to not require vehicle placarding. The bottom line is that it is no different than shipping by a commercial carrier if the material is transported from its original licensed location.
University of Michigan
Ford Nuclear Reactor
I suspect you do not
On Jul 1, 2011, at 11:52 AM, garyi at trinityphysics.com wrote:
> Does anyone know what it would take to transport a 0.2 mCi Cs-137 dose calibrator source
> from one licensee to another (both are authorized to possess/receive the source) via private
> car over 10 miles in a metropolitan area? I assume a leak test, a survey, a wipe test, and a
> survey of the vehicle, all properly documented. I also assume a standard radiopharmacy
> package used for Tc-99m and labeled "Radioactive material, excepted package-limited
> quantity of material, UN2910." The dose rate outside the package is about 2x background.
> For Cs-137:
> Activity limit for exempt consignment
> 2.7 e-7 Ci = 0.27 uCi, so its too much to be exempt
> DOT A2 quantity
> 16 Ci, so 1e-3 of that for solid normal form is 16 mCi and it can be shipped as limited
> quantity (?)
> Are shipping papers required? Is special training for the driver required (ie, more than the
> typical hazmat training received every 3 yrs by technologists)?
> Any hints, tips, comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
> Gary Isenhower
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