Radiation Safety

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Purpose

First and foremost, to provide a safe environment for personnel using radioactive isotopes or other sources of radiation (such as x-rays) in teaching, learning and research. To prevent unintended exposure to radiation or contamination by rad materials of all persons and to ensure that intended uses involve exposures that are at safe levels.

Second, to ensure safe storage of materials and to maintain accurate records of all materials in our possession or of material that has passed through our possession for permanent disposal. Finally, to ensure Calvin College is in full compliance with the requirements of all relevant State and Federal rules and regulations generally and as detailed in any applicable NRC and State licenses.

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