United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

                                                          SSINS No.:  6830 
                                                          Accession No.: 
                                                          8008220273 
                                                          IEC 80-25

                                UNITED STATES
                        NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
                    OFFICE OF INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT
                          WASHINGTON, D. C.  20555

                              December 5, 1980

IE Circular No. 80-25:  CASE HISTORIES OF RADIOGRAPHY EVENTS 

Description of Circumstances: 

During and subsequent to regional meetings with industrial radiographers in 
1977-78, discussions indicated that the review of case histories of 
radiography incidents was a valuable training tool.  Subsequently, Appendix 
A of 10 CFR Part 34 was amended (March 3, 1980) to include case histories as 
a required training subject.  You have recently been sent a compilation of 
case histories concerning overexposures, unnecessary exposure and other 
unusual events that have occurred during the conduct of radiography 
operations.  That document is intended to provide subject material for Item 
V, Appendix A, 10 CFR Part 34. 

Notice to Radiography Licensees 

Radiography licensees are required by 10 CFR Part 34.31 (a)(1), which 
references Appendix A, to include a review of case histories of radiography 
accidents to use byproduct material pursuant to 10 CFR Part 34 should 
include the case history document in their radiographer training program as 
required subject matter. 

Additional copies can be obtained from the NRC/GPO Sales Program, USNRC, 
Washington, D.C. 20555, for $1.75 a copy.  For ease in ordering you should 
reference the document as NUREG/BR-001, Vol. 1. 

No written response to this Circular is required.  If you need additional 
information with regard to this subject, please contact the appropriate 
regional office.

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