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09/26/16 Radium Handling Safety Webinar IEPA#10966
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When: Monday, September 26,
12:00 pm
Where: Your home or office computer
United States
Contact: Marianne Perino
866-521-3595 ext6

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Radium Handling Safety Webinar


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Summary: Addressing Worker Radiation Exposure at Drinking Water Treatment Facilities

In 2011, IEMA adopted an exemption from the radioactive material licensing requirements for those facilities in possession or producing water treatment residuals. The current exemption provided regulatory relief to facilities from the licensing and low‐level radioactive waste requirements, while ensuring disposal of radioactive waste did not adversely impact farmland and disposal facilities (i.e., it provided relief from undue financial burdens, while being protective of public health and safety and the environment).

Through working with facilities and the review of data collected, IEMA has identified drinking water treatment facilities that inadvertently concentrate radium in their backwash at higher concentrations than anticipated. This activity has resulted in many facilities possessing residuals over 200 picocuries per gram (pCi/g) of combined radium, and absent any training, monitoring, and proper protective measures has created a worker exposure pathway. This webinar will provided recommended guidance on mitigating worker exposure to radioactive material at these facilities.

Presenter: Gary Forsee,Health Physicist with Illinois Emergency Management Agency Formerly, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency


REGISTRATION & HOURS: This webinar will begin at 12:00pm and conclude by 1:00pm CDT. Earn up to 1 PDH or RTC hour. After registering with Illinois Section AWWA, attendees will be furnished via email with all materials and links needed to participate in the webinar. Questions? Call 866-521-3595 Ext. 3


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