Transporting Radioactive Materials on Campus

The requirements for the transportation of radioactive materials within the confines of the university must comply with both the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Transporting may involve walking or driving radioactive materials across campus, in either case Radiation Protection Services must be notified before any transfers take place. This is to insure that proper procedures are followed and the movement of radioactive materials within the university can be tracked. Any transfers of radioactive materials between principle investigators must be pre-authorized by the campus Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).

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Transporting Radioactive Materials by Foot

Prepare package using guidelines established under Package Preparation. The package must have a radioactive warning label with the isotope, activity, and date clearly marked. Clearly identify the principle investigator and one other contact in the event of an accident or loss of this package. The package must be wipe tested for removable contamination before it leaves its place of origin and after it reaches its destination. Contact Radiation Protection Services if any removable contamination is detected.

Applicable Regulations

49 CFR 173.401 - 49 CFR 173.476 (Subpart I - Class 7 Radioactive Materials) NRC


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