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Accession Number NUREG-0090-V34
Title Report to Congress on Abnormal Occurrences, Fiscal Year 2011.
Publication Date 2011
Media Count 69p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract This report describes five events that the NRC identified as AOs during fiscal year (FY) 2011 based on the criteria defined in this reports Appendix A, Abnormal Occurrence Criteria and Guidelines for Other Events of Interest. The first event at an NRC-licensed facility involved radiation exposure to an embryo/fetus, and the second was an event of high safety significance at a commercial nuclear power plant. The other three events occurred at NRC-regulated medical institutions and are medical events, as defined in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 35, Medical Use of Byproduct Material. In addition, this report describes 19 events that Agreement States identified as AOs during FY 2011, based on the criteria in Appendix A to this report. Agreement States are those States that have entered into formal agreements with the NRC, pursuant to Section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act (AEA), to regulate certain quantities of AEA material at facilities located within their borders. Currently, there are 37 Agreement States. The first Agreement State event involved radiation exposure to an embryo/fetus, the second event involved an exposure to the extremities of a radiographer, and the third event involved a stolen radiography camera. The other 16 Agreement State events were medical events, as defined in 10 CFR Part 35.
Keywords Abnormal occurrences
Congressional reports
Environmental effects
Environmental exposure
Nuclear facilities
Nuclear power plants
Occupational hazards
Occupational safety
Radiation doses
Radiation pollution
Radioactive materials
Water pollution

Source Agency Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NTIS Subject Category 68F - Radiation Pollution & Control
68G - Environmental Health & Safety
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
57V - Radiobiology
77 - Nuclear Science & Technology
Corporate Author Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC. Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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