United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Information Notice No. 86-33: Information for Licensee Regarding the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Accident

                                                           SSINS No:  6835 
                                                           IN 86-33        

                                UNITED STATES
                        NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
                    OFFICE OF INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT
                           WASHINGTON, DC 20555

                                 May 6, 1986

Information Notice No. NO 86-33:   INFORMATION FOR LICENSEE REGARDING THE 
                                   CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR PLANT ACCIDENT 

Addressees: 

Fuel cycle licensees and Priority 1 material licensees 

Purpose: 

The purpose of this notice is to provide background information only and 
requires no action on the part of recipients The reference background 
information relates to the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident and is contained
in the enclosed copy of Information Notice No 86-32 sent to NRC nuclear 
power plant licensees on May 2, 1986 

Discussion: 

As indicated by the enclosed information, radioactive material from the 
Chernobyl accident is expected to be detected in the continental United 
States through EPA environmental surveillance, perhaps as assisted by 
Department of Energy facilities and NRC-licensed nuclear power reactor 
sites The level of activity in the United States is expected to be low and 
should have little, if any, impact on licensee monitoring programs As 
stated in the enclosed notice, any anomalous detection of radioactive 
material should be evaluated in accordance with your license to assure that 
any detected materials are properly identified as to source (ie, licensed 
activities or the Chernobyl Event) 

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the Regional
Administrator of the appropriate NRC regional office, or this office 


                                   Edward L Jordan, Director 
                                   Division of Emergency Preparedness 
                                     and Engineering Response 
                                   Office of Inspection and Enforcement 

Technical Contact:  L Rouse, NMSS
                    427-4205 

Attachments:
1   Information Notice 86-32 
2   List of Recently Issued IE Information Notices

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