United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Copper-60

Atomic
No.
Radionuclide Class Table 1
Occupational Values
Table 2
Effluent Concentrations
Table 3
Releases to
Sewers
Col. 1 Col. 2 Col. 3 Col. 1 Col. 2
Oral
Ingestion
ALI
(µCi)
Inhalation Air
(µCi/ml)
Water
(µCi/ml)
Monthly
Average
Concentration
(µCi/ml)
ALI
(µCi)
DAC
(µCi/ml)
29 Copper-602 D, all compounds except those given for W and Y 3E+4
St. wall
9E+4 4E-5 1E-7 - -
(3E+4) - - - 4E-4 4E-3
W, sulfides, halides, and nitrates - 1E+5 5E-5 2E-7 - -
Y, oxides and hydroxides - 1E+5 4E-5 1E-7 - -
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