Table 2 -2 Summary of Surface Contamination Values [see 835 Appendix D]
TOTAL (FIXED +
(See Note 1)
(See Note 2)
(See Note 3)
U-natural, U-235, U-238, and associated decay products
Transuranics, Ra -226, Ra-228, Th-230, Th-228, Pa-231, Ac-227, I-
Th-nat, Th-232, Sr-906, Ra-223, Ra-224,
U-232, I-126, I-131, I-133
Beta-gamma emitters (nuclides with decay modes other than alpha
emission or spontaneous fission) except Sr-90 and others noted
above. Includes mixed fission products containing Sr-907.
Tritium and tritiated compounds
Except as noted in Footnote 5 below, the values in this Table apply to radioactive contamination deposited on, but not incorporated into the interiorof,
the contaminated item. Where contamination by both alpha- and beta-gamma-emitting nuclides exists, the limits established for the alpha- and beta-
gamma-emitting nuclides apply independently [see 835 App. D, note 1].
The amount of removable radioactive material per 100 cm2 of surface area should be determined by swiping the area with dry filter or soft absorbent paper
while applying moderate pressure and then assessing the amount of radioactive material on the swipe with an appropriate instrument of known efficiency
(Note: The use of dry material may not be appropriate for tritium.). For objects with a surface area less than 100 cm2, the entire surface should be swiped,
and the activity per unit area should be based on the actual surface area. It is not necessary to use swiping techniques to measure removable
contamination levels if direct scan surveys indicate that the total residual contamination levels are below the values for removable contamination [see 835
App. D, note 4].
The levels may be averaged over 1 square meter provided the maximum activity in any area of 100 cm2 is less than three times the values in Table 2-2
[see 835 App. D, note 3].
This category of radionuclides includes mixed fission products, including the Sr-90 which is present in them It does not apply to Sr-90 that has been
separated from the other fission products or mixtures where the Sr-90 has been enriched [see 835 App. D, note 5].
Tritium contamination may diffuse into the volume or matrix of materials. Evaluat ion of surface contamination shall consider the extent to which such
contamination may migrate to the surface in order to ensure the surface radioactivity value provided in this Table is not exceeded. Once this
contamination migrates to the surface, it may be removable, not fixed; therefore, a "Total" value does not apply [see 835 App. D, note 6].
These values should be applied to total Sr-90/Y-90 activity resulting from processes involving the separation or purification of Sr-90.
These values should be applied to total Sr-90/Y-90 activity resulting from the presence of Sr-90 in mixed fission products.