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NRC Issues ALARA Regulatory Guide Revision

The NRC has issued Revision 2 to Regulatory Guide (“RG”) 8.10, “Operating Philosophy for Maintaining Occupational and Public Radiation Exposures as Low as Is Reasonably Achievable.”  RG 8.10 describes the methods and procedures that the NRC Staff considers acceptable for maintaining radiation exposures as low as is reasonably achievable (“ALARA”).  This revision updates RG 8.10 to correspond to the amendments to 10 C.F.R. Part 20 made in 1991 and includes additional guidance from operating experience since the RG was last updated in 1977.  In particular, the RG provides more details describing management responsibilities to ensure commitment to ALARA.

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