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What does ALARA stand for?

Cody Miles | July 4, 2018

ALARA in an acronym for “As Low As is Reasonably Achievable”.  According to the NRC Regulations Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, ALARA means making every reasonable effort to maintain exposures to radiation as far below the dose limits in this part as is practical consistent with the purpose for which the licensed activity is undertaken, taking into account the state of technology, the economics of improvements in relation to state of technology, the economics of improvements in relation to benefits to the public health and safety, and other societal and socioeconomic considerations, and in relation to utilization of nuclear energy and licensed materials in the public interest.

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