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Radiological Emergency Management Independent Study Course 2-6 INFORMATION SOURCES As we have learned, transportation accidents involving radioactive materials have never resulted in significant radiation exposures due largely to the packaging required. To verify that an accident presents a minimal hazard, however, one must determine certain information about the radioactive material involved. Information sources available at an accident scene before the arrival of trained radiation monitoring personnel include: O Package labels. O Package marking. O Vehicle placards. O Shipping papers. Package Labels Nearly all packages containing radioactive materials are required to be labeled "RADIOACTIVE." The exception to this requirement, as has been mentioned, is limited quantity packages. These exempted
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Unformatted text preview: quantities have very little radioactivity associated with them and would present a minimal hazard in the event of an accident. Tri-blade Radiation Symbol There are three basic labels which are used to identify radioactive materials. All of the labels bear the distinctive tri-blade symbol which is universal for the identification of radioactivity or radiation. By looking at a package's label, one can determine the hazards associated with it without the aid of a radiation monitoring device. The radioactive White-I label is used on packages with a maximum dose rate of .005 mSv/hr (0.5 mR/hr) on any exterior surface. This measurement is taken "on contact" with the package....
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