Test your Knowledge - QUESTION 5

If you build a beta shield to reduce the dose rate from a high energy beta radiation source, what should you do before using that shield?

a. Submit a detailed shielding calculation to the Radiation Safety Office six months in advance of building the shield.

b. Check to see if the shield is certified as nuclear-shielding grade.

c. With the source and shielding in place, use an appropriate survey instrument to make sure that the shielding is adequate.

d. Use a high Z material. The denser the better to stop the penetrating beta radiation.

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