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ICRP Draft report for consultation: Radiological Protection from Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) in Industrial Processes

The draft Radiological Protection from Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) in Industrial Processes is now available for public consultation.

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Start/End Date: 
Thursday 29 November 2018 - 12:30 to Friday 22 February 2019 - 17:00

The International Commission for Radiological Protection (ICRP) is an independent, international organisation that has, since 1928, developed, maintained, and elaborated the International System of Radiological Protection used worldwide as the common basis for radiological protection standards, legislation, guidelines, programs, and practice.

The ICRP routinely solicits comments on most draft documents prior to publication. Comments are submitted to the ICRP via an online form and are publicly available.

The draft ICRP report Radiological Protection from Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) in Industrial Processes is now available for public consultation. We welcome comments from individuals and organisations. The draft document can be downloaded from the ICRP website. Comments must be submitted through the ICRP website no later than February 22, 2019. 

The purpose of this Publication is to provide guidance on radiological protection in industries involving NORM. Industries involving NORM give rise to multiple hazards and the radiological hazard is not necessarily dominant. Such industries are diverse and may involve exposure to people and the environment where protective actions need to be considered. NORM presents no real prospect of a radiological emergency leading to tissue reactions or immediate danger for life. However, the accidental release of large volumes of NORM may result in detrimental effects on the environment, including of radiological nature. NORM associated with industrial processes is an existing exposure situation, except when NORM is used for its radioactive properties which should be addressed on the basis of the principles of justification (of the actions taken) and optimisation of the protection above or below appropriate reference levels. Radon and thoron exposures should be managed as recommended in Publication 126.

Comments will not be collected by ARPANSA. Comments are submitted to the ICRP via an online form and are publicly available.

Draft Radiological Protection from Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) in Industrial Processes

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