[ RadSafe ] Origin of Unrestricted Release Criteria
Konzen, Kevin K
Kevin.Konzen at icp.doe.gov
Thu Feb 26 12:35:08 CST 2015
There was an excellent article published in the health physics journal describing the history of removable contamination surveys you might find of interest: Health Phys. 76 (Supp. 2): S57-66; 1999. Dr. Frame does an excellent job of describing the inception of contamination surveys during the 1940's.
Kevin Konzen, PhD, CHP
ICP RadCon Technical Advisor
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:48:55 +0000
From: Randy.Redmond at cns.doe.gov
To: "'radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu'" <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Origin of Unrestricted Release Criteria
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A question has come up, more curiosity than anything else, concerning the history (particularly first use) of unrestricted release criteria/guidelines/limits for releasing materials and equipment from nuclear sites. Was radioactive material contamination even controlled in the 1940's?
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