Ecology in Oak Ridge, I am looking at drums labeled RADIOACTIVE and SLUDGE and metal boxes (called B-25s or Sea-Lands) identified by millirem
, far less than the 300 millirem
the average person is exposed to in a year.
Contact-handled transuranic waste has a surface dose rate less than 200 millirem
per hour, and it can be handled without lead shielding.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, "detailed studies of the radiological consequences of the accident have been conducted by the NRC, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (now Health and Human Services), the Department of Energy, and the State of Pennsylvania," and "several independent studies have also been conducted" that showed "the average dose to about 2 million people in the area was only about 1 millirem
DOE chose a cleanup standard of 15 millirem
per year extra dose of radiation to someone living on the site for 40 years.
justifies retaining the 5 rem/500 millirem
limit on the ground that there have been no "significant increases .
To compensate for this easier disposal process, TDEC set a 1 millirem
limit on radioactivity in any material deposited in these landfills, which is lower than the U.
American receives a dose of 310 millirem
(mrem) per year from natural
The waste, consisting of debris, soil and trash from Rocketdyne's Santa Susana Field Laboratory between Chatsworth and Simi Valley, was shipped to the landfills if the levels of radioactivity fell below 15 millirems
for soil and 1 millirem
First, female flight attendants, who can now work into their seventh month of pregnancy, may receive radiation doses to the fetus that exceed the annual 500 millirem
(mr) limit recommended by the National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP).
In it, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said that waste from the laboratory's Energy Technology Engineering Center - the site of nuclear development and testing - has been shipped to local landfills if the level of radioactivity fell below 15 millirems
for soil and less than 1 millirem
We're all exposed to an average of 300 millirem