Module 104 Internal Dose Control
equipment at your facility. Also
The alpha contamination detection
discuss the facility specific
problems mentioned in monitoring
methods for surveying such
personnel for contamination also apply to
equipment. Refer to DOE Order
monitoring material. An added problem is
5400.5 (as applicable).
that uranium contamination may be located
in areas not a ccessible t o survey.
DOE requires that materials used in
Contamination Areas, High Contamination
Areas, and Airborne Radioactivity Areas
that are being released for unrestricted use
have accessible surfaces surveyed.
Materials with inaccessible surfaces having
a potential for internal contamination shall
not be released without evaluating the
material on a case-by-case basis to ensure
internal contamination does not exist.
DOE value s for rel ease of u ranium-
contaminated materials are higher than
DOE values for release of materials
contaminated with some other radioactive
nuclides found in the DOE system, such as
plutonium. The difference in these values
is due to the relative health risk from
exposure to uranium contamination
compared with these other nuclides.
Release of materials with the potential for
Emphasize that this training
uranium contamination shall only be
alone does not qualify