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Appendix A: Table 1Category 1 and Category 2 thresholds.

Terabecquerel (TBq) values are the regulatory standard. The curie (Ci) values specified are obtained by converting from the TBq value. The curie values provided for practical usefulness only.
Radioactive material
Category 1
(TBq)
Category 1
(Ci)
Category 2
(TBq)
Category 2
(Ci)
Americium-241
 
60
 
1,620
 
0.6
 
16.2
Americium-241/Be
 
60
 
1,620
 
0.6
 
16.2
Californium-252
 
20
 
540
 
0.2
 
5.40
Cobalt-60
 
30
 
810
 
0.3
 
8.10
Curium-244
 
50
 
1,350
 
0.5
 
13.5
Cesium-137
 
100
 
2,700
 
1
 
27.0
Gadolinium-153
 
1,000
 
27,000
 
10
 
270
Iridium-192
 
80
 
2,160
 
0.8
 
21.6
Plutonium-238
 
60
 
1,620
 
0.6
 
16.2
Plutonium-239/Be
 
60
 
1,620
 
0.6
 
16.2
Promethium-147
 
40,000
 
1,080,000
 
400
 
10,800
Radium-226
 
40
 
1,080
 
0.4
 
10.8
Selenium-75
 
200
 
5,400
 
2
 
54.0
Strontium-90
 
1,000
 
27,000
 
10
 
270
Thulium-170
 
20,000
 
540,000
 
200
 
5,400
Ytterbium-169
 
300
 
8,100
 
3
 
81.0
Note: Calculations Concerning Multiple Sources or Multiple Radionuclides
The "sum of fractions" methodology for evaluating combinations of multiple sources or multiple radionuclides is to be used in determining whether a location meets or exceeds the threshold and is thus subject to the requirements of this chapter.
I. If multiple sources of the same radionuclide or multiple radionuclides are aggregated at a location, the sum of the ratios of the total activity of each of the radionuclides must be determined to verify whether the activity at the location is less than the Category 1 or Category 2 thresholds of Table 1, as appropriate. If the calculated sum of the ratios, using the equation below, is greater than or equal to 1.0, then the applicable requirements of this chapter apply.
II. First determine the total activity for each radionuclide from Table 1. This is done by adding the activity of each individual source, material in any device, and any loose or bulk material that contains the radionuclide. Then use the equation below to calculate the sum of the ratios by inserting the total activity of the applicable radionuclides from Table 1 in the numerator of the equation and the corresponding threshold activity from Table 1 in the denominator of the equation. Calculations must be performed in metric values (TBq) and the numerator and denominator values must be in the same units.
R1= total activity for radionuclide 1
R2= total activity for radionuclide 2
RN= total activity for radionuclide n
AR1= activity threshold for radionuclide 1
AR2= activity threshold for radionuclide 2
ARN= activity threshold for radionuclide n
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050 and 70.98.110. WSR 16-13-079, § 246-237-900, filed 6/14/16, effective 7/15/16.]
Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency.
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