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NRC Items of Interest
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) periodically posts documents on their web site that are important or of interest to Florida radioactive material licensees or the public. The NRC also occasionally asks the Bureau of Radiation Control to pass along certain information to our stakeholders, so this page was created to help share all these items. It is not intended to be all inclusive so if you need more details about a particular topic not given here, please visit NRC's web site at www.nrc.gov.
In addition, most of the documents below are letters from NRC's Office of Federal & State Materials & Environmental Management (FSME) Programs. These and other FSME letters can be found on this NRC web site: https://scp.nrc.gov/asletters/.
All items on this page are PDF files and less than 500 KB, unless otherwise specified.
Product Medical Advisory - Action Required TheraSphereTM Administration Sets
NRC has identified numerous medical events due to leakage with sets that contained a lubricant in the outlet luer. The lubricant could cause an unsecure connection to the patient catheter which would lead to leakage of the Y-90 from this connection.
NRC Information Notice 2021-02
Recent Issues Associated with Monitoring Occupational Exposure to Radiation from Licensed and Unlicensed Radiation Sources.
NRC Information Notice 2019-11
Strontium-82/Rubidium-82 Generator Elution Events and Issues
NRC Medical-Related Communications
Patients recently received Sr-82 and Sr-85 levels well in excess of the breakthrough limits for Sr-82/Rb-82 generators because of elution with Ringer’s lactate solution.
Reminder to Florida licensees that they are required to follow manufacturer instructions, 2019 FDA DARRTS Reference ID # 4425113 or 2019 FDA DARRTS Reference ID # 4425127 and other requirements regarding the use of these generators. Please review your radioactive materials license for details.
NRC Information Notice 2019-07
Methods to Prevent Medical Events
NRC Information Notice 2019-06
Patient Skin Contamination Events Associated with I-131 Metaiodobenzylguanidine During Neuroblastoma Treatments
NRC Information Notice 2019-05
Potential Over-Pressurization of High Specific-Activity Alpha-Emitting Radioactivity Sources
Safety Culture Web Site
NRC's Safety Culture Policy and Website
Development of Joint NRC-NNSA Key Message Document "Partnership For Securing Nuclear And Radioactive Materials"
Revised International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES) Users Manual
Notice of FSME Public Webpage on Low Level Radioactive Waste and Source Disposal
Proposed Rule (10 CFR Part 37): Physical Protection of Byproduct Material. (NRC’s Increased Controls Proposed Rules)
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Proposed Regulatory Issue Summary 2009-XX Regarding Monitoring the Status of Regulated Activities During a Pandemic
Draft Safety Culture Policy Statement and Notice of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Workshops
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