Shipments of radioactive materials were surveyed to determine the types of materials, pattern of transportation and magnitude of activity, the extent of compliance with shipping regulations, and the radiation exposure to persons handling the materials. The transported radioactive materials were categorized as radiopharmaceutical packages, packages for industrial, research or educational use, teletherapy and radiography sources, and nuclear fuel cycle shipments. Radiopharmaceuticals constituted the most numerous shipments, but the highest curie amounts were in spent fuel elements. The transportation workers whose radiation dose rates were measured did not receive excessive increments from the radioactive materials, but practices for reducing their radiation doses can be instituted and are recommended.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Department of Transportation, Washington, DC. Prepared in cooperation with Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta. Office of Interdisciplinary Programs.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    One Georgia Center
    600 West Peachtree Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30308

    University of Georgia, Experiment

    Georgia Experiment Station
    Experiment, GA  United States 

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    Office of International and State Programs
    Washington, DC  United States  20555

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Carter, M W
    • Gasper, J T
    • KAHN, B
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: NRC-06-77-021
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM