United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Question 25: Does the definition of a "member of the

public" mean "all" individuals? If so why is the exception

statement added to the definition?

Answer: No. A particular individual can be a "member of

the public" at some times and not at others. For example,

an individual who works at a nuclear power plant and

receives an "occupational dose" is not a member of the

public while at work, but is a "member of the public"

during off-hours at home. (Reference: 10 CFR 20.1003)

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