A GLOBAL APPROACH TO A TRANSPORT SYSTEM FOR RADIOACTIVE WASTE - CASE STUDY - RADIOACTIVE DRUGS
For the year 1984 in France. + radionuclides in unsealed sources, used in medical circles represent 4812 Ci (4812 x 37 GBq) of which 80% for Technetium-99m alone. + the market for these products has expanded greatly in fifteen years, by at least a factor of 6. + the parcels are in the number of at least 200 000 of which 120 000 parcels are A labelled containing radiopharmaceutical preparations administered in-vivo and radiochemical preparations used in-vitro or in research. + the users are few in number, 375 in all, of whom 127 are Departments of Nuclear Medicine who are the principal users. + deliveries are very regular and are made along some large axes. + transport accidents are extremely rare. + the dosimetric data of workers are of a quality and equivalent of the collective dose for workers is in the order of 0.42 h.Sv; furthermore this equivalent of the collective dose has been recognisably the same for 15 years despite the increases in personnel and production. + within the present framework of regulations concerning transport of the parcels, radioprotection of workers depends on the ethics of the suppliers. + the drivers, who transport radioactive parcels only are regularly exposed to more than 10 mSv per year and the study of this group of workers should be a priority. + the distribution of the doses received by packers in the large transit centres is not known. + the equivalent of the collective public dose, due to the transport of these unsealed sources for medical use must be between 0.01 h.Sv and 0.1 h.Sv.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10639 FR (1986) MF, 88 P., BFR 150, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 450, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989125037600 / Last updated on: 1987-04-01
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