[ RadSafe ] Looking for one value from ==>Fwd: NCRP 160 -Seeking tables of exposure components

SAFarber at optonline.net SAFarber at optonline.net
Thu May 5 18:40:48 CDT 2011

In sending my prior post, I was seeking a good number from NCRP-160 for  
the total general population person Sv resulting from routine Commercial  
nuclear power operations in the US. Not having the NCRP 160, I'm finding  
it hard to get the value. As best I can tell from info received, nuclear  
power plant exposure to the general public is a fraction of the "Other"  
segment of Consumer exposure ["Other" is about 3% of 39,000 person Sv =  
1,170 ] but I can't find the actual number just for nuclear plant  
operations in info at hand. I'm assuming nuclear plant exposure must be  
close to one half of the 3% in "Other" which would make it just about 600  
person Sv in total. Any feedback from people who have read NCRP 160 would  
be greatly appreciated.


Stewart Farber, MSPH
Farber Medical Solutions, LLC
Bridgeport, CT 06604

SAFarber at optonline.net

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Subject: NCRP 160 -Seeking tables of exposure components
Date: Thu, 05 May 2011 15:12:56 -0400

Dear Listmembers,

A question about NCRP 160 ["Ionizing Radiation Exposure of the Population
of the US"]. Does anyone know of a good link, or have available a tabular
summary only of each of the components of radiation exposure which were
reviewed in NCRP 160. I just need a breakdown of each major component
[Background, Medical, Consumer, Industrial/Occupational] showing total
person-Sv in each component.

Wasn't there a link to a draft version of NCRP-160 mentioned on radsafe
some time ago?  Purchasing NCRP 160 is quite pricey and it is not easy to
get at the data contained therein.

Thanks for any help people can offer.

Stewart Farber, MS Public Health
Farber Medical Solutions, LLC
Bridgeport, CT 06604

SAFarber at optonline.net

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