EXPOSURE OF AIRPORT WORKERS TO RADIATION FROM SHIPMENTS OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS. A REVIEW OF STUDIES CONDUCTED AT SIX MAJOR AIRPORTS

The radiation exposure of airport workers handling shipments of radioactive materials was studied at six airports. Descriptions were obtained of the handling and arrangement of the packages, dose distributions were mapped around groupings of packages, and doses received by workers were evaluated both on the basis of time-motion studies and through readings of personal monitoring devices. Results of dosimeters worn over extended periods indicated that no workers were expected to receive exposures in excess of 500 millirems per year and most were expected to receive less than 100 millirems per year. No evidence was found in any of the six airport studies to suggest that members of the public received any exposure of significance relative to the natural background radiation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Harvard University

    Cambridge, MA  United States  02138

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    Division of Engineering Standards
    Washington, DC  United States  20555
  • Authors:
    • Shapiro, J
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151579
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NUREG-0154 Techn Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NUREG-DR-75-1505
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM