NREMP Professor Hertel Co-Authors EPA's Federal Guidance Report 15
Federal Guidance Report 15 (External Exposure to Radionuclides in Air, Water and Soil) is an updated and expanded version of the 1993 Federal Guidance Report No. 12. It provides effective dose rate coefficients for 1,252 radionuclides and six different age groups with updated dose quantity definitions, radionuclide decay, and more powerful computation software for external exposure to radionuclides distributed in air, water or soil.
The data and the report were generated by the Center for Radiation Protection Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Hertel participated in the preparation of this report as part of his Joint Faculty Appointment at the CRPK. Co-authors include Georgia Tech Alumni Michael B. Bellamy, Shaheen A. Dewji, Ken Veinot, and Ryan Manger.