Transporting Radioactive Material Regulators Terms Basic Protection Package Shipping Papers Transporting Where would radioactive material that is available for transport come from? Vendor who produces the product Another researcher who is transferring the material to you.
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(Units must include SI and may include US)
Less than or equal to 0.005 mSv/h (0.5 mrem/h)
Greater than or equal to 0.005 mSv/h (0.5 mrem/h) but less than or equial to 0.5 mSv/h (50 mrem/h)
Greater than or equal to 0.5 mSv/h (50 mrem/h) but less than or equial to 2 mSv/h (200 mrem/h)
Greater than or equal to 2 mSv/h (200 mrem/h) but less than or equial to 10 mSv/h (1000 mrem/h)
Transport index = 0
Transport index = 1
Transport index = 10
Transport index = >10
Proper Shipping Name and UN Identification Number
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D.O.T 7A - TYPE A
Indicates Type A package
Type A packages do NOT contain life-endangering amounts of radioactive material.
Radioactive Yellow II labels on opposite sides of package
Examples of Package Markings and Labels
Good indication that the package contains liquids
Proper shipping name defined for the material
Hazard class of the material
Name and mass number of each radionuclide in shipment
Description of the physical and chemical form of the material
Activity for each package of the shipment (SI units)
The type of DOT label applied on package
Transport index assigned to each package that is Yellow-II or IIIShipping Papers (description)
Exclusive Use Shipments have many more Contamination Control Requirements