United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Question 6: What if an NRC licensee hires a DOE employee

who earlier in the year received an internal exposure of

less than 5 rems annual effective dose equivalent, but

greater than 5 rems committed effective dose equivalent?

Answer: Previous occupational exposures, even those

received at an unlicensed DOE facility, count against the

limit. The worker could not be allowed further radiation

exposure for the year (except a planned special exposure).

Note: There are also licensed DOE facilities.

(References: 10 CFR 20.1201, 10 CFR 20.2104)

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