TRANSPORTATION RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
The scope of work for transportation and packing radioactive material is based
on the Radiation Protection Regulations (transportation) 1989,
to guarantee the continuity of the safety of workers, the public and the environment.
In addition the IMDG IATA rules and will also apply if the transport is carried out
by air and sea.
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES CAN BE DIVIDED INTO TWO CATEGORIES:
- Smear test will be carried out before the package was placed into the vehicle. This is to ensure
that no contamination of radioactive materials.
- The package will be placed in a stable condition in a vehicle
- Make sure the dose rate at the driver and co-driver was less than 0.02 mSv / h (2 mR / hr)
- Radiation warning sign 'CAUTION RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL' will be placed at right, left
and rear of the vehicle.
- Each radioactive material transport services are operated by two(2) radiation workers
1. Transportation of radioactive material in the State
- Transportating radioactive material to be sent to the hospital
for medical purposes.
- Transportating radioactive material to be delivered to the Malaysian Nuclear
Agency, for the purpose of disposal.
2. Transport of Radioactive Material Overseas
HOW TO TRANSPORT RADIOACTIVE / RADIOACTIVE WASTE
- Arrange packaging and shipping arrangements for the disposal of radioactive waste or returned to the country of origin.
- a) Road to Peninsular Malaysia.
- b) Through the air to Sabah Sarawak and overseas