[ RadSafe ] DOT and dose calibrator source

ZIC Joe -PICKERING joe.zic at opg.com
Tue Jul 5 14:21:01 CDT 2011


I don't know what kind of personal auto Insurance you have in the states, but in the fine print of some policies in Canada, they do not cover the transportation of radioactive material (with the definition of radioactive material very open to interpretation by insurance lawyers).  In the case that you were to get into an accident, and it was discovered that you were transporting radioactive material, you may be liable.

At our station, we use either our internal shipping department or approved couriers for all radioactive shipments, as they have all the legalities worked out.
It's a low probability, but thought I would warn you nonetheless... 

Josip Zic   M.Sc, CHP
Health Physicist, Pickering A 
Radiation Protection Department, ALARA Section 
Ontario Power Generation

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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] DOT and dose calibrator source

Gary:  This may be a day late and a dollar short, however I did run this question by our shipping guy.  Below is his answer.


Per our discussion this morning, I ran the source through Ramship as both normal and special form.  Both scenarios have the source packaged as UN2910 Limited Quantity.  As we talked about this morning, the kicker would be dose rate on contact having to be less than 0.5 mr/hr.  

I would ship this using UPS or Fedex.  Actually any common carrier will do that accepts such materials.  I would not drive it myself due to training concerns and such.  

Call or email if you have other questions.

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