[ RadSafe ] Neutron Generator regulations

Scott Davidson bsdnuke at gmail.com
Wed Aug 28 06:55:32 CDT 2013

Group If you do not have the radioactive source, then there is no
RAM licensing but there may be registration for particle accelerators in
state radiation protection regulations.

Also, OSHA applies to all occupational hazards from machine sources of
radiation.  29CFR1910.9 Compliance duties owed to each employees would
apply for training.  29CFR1910.1096 Ionizing radiation would apply for the
radiation protection requirement with a caveat that OSHA has not changed
since ca. 1970 so be prepared for things like 3 rem per calendar quarter
and 5(N-18) and some differences on definitions of radiation areas, etc.

On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 4:22 PM, Rees, Brian G <brees at lanl.gov> wrote:

> What are the regulations regarding an electronic neutron generator?
>  Something like a D-D fusion type.  It's possible to make one in a
> reasonably well equipped lab, so if someone did, what licensing and use
> regulations would apply?
> Regulations on an x-ray machine are fairly clear (and they're  MUCH more
> common! - both the machines, and regs!).
> I realize that "standard radiation dose limits" would apply, but most of
> the regulations I see are associated with the Tritium content of a D-T
> generator, is there anything special someone would have to do if they made
> a D-D neutron generator?
> And yes, I realize that if it was done in a DOE facility their rules would
> apply.
> Thanks in advance!
> Brian Rees
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