United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Question 183: If an individual receives an intake of Class

Y material in September and, pursuant to 10 CFR 20.1204

(d), the licensee waits 7 months to record the dose

(March), what year should the dose be recorded?

Answer: The committed effective dose equivalent should be

recorded in the year the intake was received. If the dose

exceeded the limits, then it is considered an overexposure

at the time when the intake occurred, and should be

reported immediately. (Reference: 10 CFR 20.1204)

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