United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Question 148: What is the dose limit for a member of the

public in a restricted area?

Answer: By definition (10 CFR 20.1003), the dose received

by an individual in a restricted area is an occupational

dose. Also, by definition, "member of the public" means an

individual in a controlled or unrestricted area (not an

individual in a restricted area). Therefore, the

occupational dose limits (and not the dose limits for

individual members of the public) apply to the dose

received by any individual in a restricted area. See

related Question 26. (Reference: 10 CFR 20.1003).

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