The Oregon Department of Energy has set up recommendations for agricultural
crop and non-crop embargo zones following an accidental or purposeful radioactive
release. Of special interest are the FDA’s Derived Intervention Levels (DIL) and the
state’s exposure limit of 0.4µR/hr. At the Oregon State University Emergency Response
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Rapid emergency response decisions from a radiation release are necessary in
order to prevent the general public from being exposed to a potential radiation hazard.
A one meter exposure rate measurement is all that is necessary to establish relocation
and food control areas when the ground is contaminated at the...