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Location Modification Factors for Potential Dose Estimation

Snyder, Sandra F.; Barnett, J. Matthew*

doi: 10.1097/HP.0000000000000684
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A U.S. Department of Energy facility must comply with the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants for radioactive air emissions. The standard is an effective dose of less than 0.1 mSv y−1 to the maximum public receptor. Additionally, a lower dose level may be assigned to a specific emission point in a State issued permit. A method to efficiently estimate the expected dose for future emissions is described. This method is most appropriately applied to a research facility with several emission points with generally low emission levels of numerous isotopes.

*Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99354.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

For correspondence contact: Sandra Snyder, MSPH, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, PO Box 999, MS K7-68, Richland, WA, 99352, or email at

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