In such an event, where a package containing neutron-emitting materials appears to have been damaged, the best course of action for the first responders may be to remove any people from the vicinity of the package and to seek assistance from the state radiation control program, which should have appropriate instrumentation available. The basic requirement for the transport of radioactive material is that the package containing the material shall be designed and prepared in such a way that during the whole process of transport, the radioactive material remains contained to prevent contamination and remains shielded to avoid unacceptable radiation exposure to cargo handlers and public. I am a Radiological Medical Practitioner.
You can be a member of public, a Radiation Safety Officer, or any other safety personnel and want to convey your safety concern to the relevant authority. The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board AERB was set up in November to carry out certain regulatory and safety functions in the fields of nuclear and radiation safety on a countrywide basis.
List of Public Holidays in the year. The mission of the AERB is to ensure the use of ionising radiation and nuclear energy in India does not cause undue risk to the health of people and the environment. I am an Applicant. I am a Radiological Medical Practitioner.
I am a Patient. I am a Radiographer. Report a Safety Concern. Link to a form for collecting following information: Please refer to section 5. They are designed to withstand normal conditions of transport.
The regulations provide for limits on the activity which can be transported in the above package in terms of A1 and A2. A1 is the maximum activity of radioactive material which can be transported in Type A package when the material is in special form and A2 is the maximum activity of radioactive material which can be transported in Type A package when the material is not in special form. A1 and A2 values of some common radioisotopes are given in the table "A1 and A2 values of some common radioisotopes".
AERB such as tele-therapy sources, gamma irradiators sources, industrial radiography sources. Type C Packages are used for transport of very high radioactivity by air. They are designed to withstand severe accident conditions of transport.
The prime responsibility for ensuring compliance with the regulations lies with the consignor. The consignor needs to ensure that the appropriate packaging is selected for the transport of radioactive material and the package is prepared, marked and labelled as per the regulations.
Guidelines for the preparation of the package are given in "Procedures for preparation of packages". Once the package is prepared as per the prescribed procedures, it can be transported by any mode of transport i. For information on above three bullets, see "Procedures for preparation of packages". List of Public Holidays in the year. The mission of the AERB is to ensure the use of ionising radiation and nuclear energy in India does not cause undue risk to the health of people and the environment.