- Review an article to gain an understanding of ALARA , both Pros & Cons
- ALARA Historical Article from Specialists in Radiation Protection.
- Is ALARA reform needed? A criticism of ALARA abuse. Great historical article from the American Nuclear Society.
The Task: Read the NRC definition of ALARA and the 2 articles cited above provide responses to the following:
- Define ALARA:
- When did ALARA become the law:
- How do you determine exactly what ALARA is? Explain:
- Where do green gamma rays come from?
- Where do yellow gamma rays come from?
- Where do red gamma rays come from?
- In a few sentences, explain the point of what Dr. Eric P. Loewen was getting at in his article “Is ALARA reform needed?”
- Do you agree or disagree with with Dr. Loewen’s assertions? Why or why not?