is3_44 - Unit 2 Radiological Transportation Concepts 2-3...

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Unformatted text preview: Unit 2 Radiological Transportation Concepts 2-3 depending upon its design and ability to contain the materials inside. However, when they are transported with certain special arrangements between the shipper, carrier and receiver for controlling transport conditions, the packaging need only be "strong tight packages" that will not allow loss of contents under normal transport conditions. These "strong tight packages" will not display the usual required marking and labeling. Instead, they will be marked "RADIOACTIVE-LSA" or “RADIOACTIVE-SCO.” Because the radioactivity in a LSA or SCO shipment is very dilute, the potential radiation hazard is very low. If LSA or SCO packages were involved in an accident, large volumes of low level radioactivity could be dispersed but the risks to public health would be minimal. Type A Packaging The majority of radioactive material shipments are made with Type A packaging. Examples of materials shipped in Type A packaging include training sources, radiopharmaceuticals, and research and...
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