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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources

    Bureau of Radiological Health
    Harrisburg, PA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 189 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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