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The goal of the US Department of Energy (DOE) is to conduct its radiological operations
to ensure the health and safety of all DOE employees including cornactors and
subcontractors. The DOE strives to maintain radiation exposures to its workers below
administrative control levels and DOE limits and to further reduce these exposures and
releases to levels that are"As Low As Reasonably Achievable" (A.ARA).
The DOE Occapational Radiation Exposure Report,1996 provides sumMary and analysis
of the occupational radiation exposure received by individuals associated with DOE
activities. The DOE mission includes stewaxsh p of the nuclear weapons stockpile and
the associated facilities, environmental restoration of DOE and precursor agency sites, and
Collective exposure at DOE has declined by 80% over the past decade due to a cessation
In opportunities for exposure during the transition in DOE mission from weapons
production to cleanupideacilvation and decommIssIoning.and changes in reporting
requirements and dose cakulation methodology In 1996,the collective dose decreased
by 10% from the 1995 value due to decreased doses at five of the seven highest-dose DOE
sites. For 1996, these sites attributed the reduction in collective dose to the completion of
several decontamination and decomrnIssioning projects, reduced spent fuel storage
activties, and effective ALARA practices.
This report is intended to be a valuable tool for managers in their management of
radiological safety programs and commitmen t of resources. The process of data
collection, analysis, and report generation is streamlined to give managers a current
assessment of the performance of the Department with respect to radiological operations.
The cooperation of the sites in promptly and correctly reporting employee radiation
exposure information is key to the timeliness of this report
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