TRANSPORTATION OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL IN PENNSYLVANIA
In September 1976 a program was begun for the surveillance of radioactive material in transport throughout Pennsylvania. The program was conducted from October 1976 to September 1977. The principal objectives of the surveillance program were to observe the physical condition of packages containing radioactive material, to record radiation levels in the transportation environment, to determine radiation doses to individuals working in the transportation industry, to check compliance with packaging requirements such as labeling, assignment of transport indices, and maintenance of proper separation distances by both shippers and carriers of radioactive material, and to determine if adequate safety instructions for handling radioactive material are available to transportation workers and to ascertain compliance with such instructions. The methodology, survey procedures, and results are presented.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental ResourcesBureau of Radiological Health
Harrisburg, PA USA
- Publication Date: 1978-4
- Pagination: 189 p.
- TRT Terms: Containers; Electromagnetic radiation; Hazardous materials; Information organization; Packaging; Radioactive materials; Safety
- Geographic Terms: Pennsylvania
- Old TRIS Terms: Hazardous materials information
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Freight Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00194126
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
- Report/Paper Numbers: NUREG/CR-0286
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM