North Carolina State University, Committees, Radiation Safety Committee Records 1950-1998

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North Carolina State University. Radiation Safety Committee
Size
3.25 linear feet (6 boxes, 1 half box)
Call number
UA 022.006

The records of the Radiation Safety Committee at North Carolina State University include correspondence, meeting minutes, memoranda, reports and annual reports, and handbooks and other procedural information concerning the operation of the nuclear reactor and the use of radioisotopes on campus. Also inclued are some meeting minutes from the Reactor Safeguards Advisory Group, an associated component organization of the Radiation Safety Committee.

The Radioisotope Committee was established in or before 1950 to oversee the use of radioisotopes on the campus of North Carolina State College, largely in conjunction with operations of the nuclear reactor. In 1953, the Radioisotope Committee recommended the establishment of a permanent, more official committee to take on these responsibilities (as well as to oversee the actual running of the nuclear reactor), and the Radioisotope Committee was thus replaced by Chancellor Harrelson with the Committee on Safety and Health for the Nuclear Reactor and Radioisotopes in September of that year. In 1969, the Committee on Safety and Health for the Nuclear Reactor and Radioisotopes was renamed the Radiation Protection Council, and has since been renamed the Radiation Safety Committee. This committee continues to be active as of 2010.

Biographical/historical note

The Radioisotope Committee was established in or before 1950 to oversee the use of radioisotopes on the campus of North Carolina State College, largely in conjunction with operations of the nuclear reactor. Members were appointed to the committee on an as-needed basis, but the overall scope and authority of the committee was limited. In 1953, the Radioisotope Committee recommended the establishment of a permanent, more official committee to take on these responsibilities (as well as to oversee the actual running of the nuclear reactor), and the Radioisotope Committee was thus replaced by Chancellor Harrelson with the Committee on Safety and Health for the Nuclear Reactor and Radioisotopes in September of that year.

The Committee on Safety and Health for the Nuclear Reactor and Radioisotopes worked in coordination with the United States Atomic Energy Commission to establish guidelines for the reactor and the isotopes, and the two bodies met frequently. In 1969, the Committee on Safety and Health for the Nuclear Reactor and Radioisotopes was renamed the Radiation Protection Council, and has since been renamed the Radiation Safety Committee.

This committee continues to be active as of 2010, as mandated under a condition of federal and state licenses for the use of radioactive materials and radiation-producing devices on the North Carolina State University campus and its extension sites. The primary responsibilities of the committee are to ensure that the use of radioactive materials and/or radiation-producing devices, including the PULSTAR Nuclear Reactor, are conducted in the safest possible manner with the minimum effect on all members of the university community and the general public.

Scope/content

The records of the Radiation Safety Committee at North Carolina State University include correspondence, meeting minutes, memoranda, reports and annual reports, and handbooks and other procedural information concerning the operation of the nuclear reactor and the use of radioisotopes on campus. Also inclued are some meeting minutes from the Reactor Safeguards Advisory Group, an associated component organization of the Radiation Safety Committee.

Arrangement

The records of the Radiation Safety Committee are organized into two series: Series 1. Radioisotope Committee Records and Series 2. Radiation Safety Committee Records

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Committees, Radiation Safety Committee Records, UA 022.006, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred from North Carolina State University, Radiation Safety Committee.

Processing information

Processed by: Cate Putirskis, 2010 November; Finding aid written by: Cate Putirskis, 2010 November

The collection is organized into two principal series:

Radioisotope Committee Records 1950-1956 (Series 1)

The Radioisotope Committee was established in or before 1950 to oversee the use of radioisotopes on the campus of North Carolina State College, largely in conjunction with operations of the nuclear reactor. Members were appointed to the committee on an as-needed basis, but the overall scope and authority of the committee was limited. In 1953, the Radioisotope Committee recommended the establishment of a permanent, more official committee to take on these responsibilities (as well as to oversee the actual running of the nuclear reactor), and the Radioisotope Committee was thus replaced by Chancellor Harrelson with the Committee on Safety and Health for the Nuclear Reactor and Radioisotopes in September of that year.

The records found in the Radioisotope Committee series reflect the activities and meetings of this informal predecessor to the Committee on Safety and Health for the Nuclear Recator and Radioisotopes (now the Radiation Safety Committee). Types of records in this series include correspondence, meeting minutes, and the drafting of documentation regarding operational procedures for the use of radioisotopes on campus.

Blanket authorization 1950-1952
Box 1, Folder 1
Meeting minutes, reports, correspondence 1950-1952
Box 1, Folder 2
Establishment of campus procedures 1951-1952
Box 1, Folder 3
Approved radioisotope projects 1951-1956
Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence, meeting minutes 1952-1953
Box 1, Folder 5
Extension of blanket authorization 1952-1953
Box 1, Folder 6
Meeting with state and city officials 1953
Box 1, Folder 7
Index of committee materials 1956
Box 1, Folder 8
Radiation Safety Committee Records 1953-1998 (Series 2)

The Committee on Saftey and Health for the Nuclear Reactor and Radioisotopes was established in 1953, and met for the first time on 14 September of that year. This committee was formed by Chancellor Harrelson on a recommendation of the Radioisotope Committee for a body to oversee the proper use and operation of the nuclear reactor and radioisotopes on the campus of North Carolina State College. The Committee on Safety and Health for the Nuclear Reactor and Radioisotopes worked in coordination with the United States Atomic Energy Commission to establish guidelines for the reactor and the isotopes, and the two bodies met frequently. In 1969, the Committee on Safety and Health for the Nuclear Reactor and Radioisotopes was renamed the Radiation Protection Council, and has since been renamed the Radiation Safety Committee.

This committee continues to be active as of 2010, as mandated under a condition of federal and state licenses for the use of radioactive materials and radiation-producing devices on the North Carolina State University campus and its extension sites. The primary responsibilities of the committee are to ensure that the use of radioactive materials and/or radiation-producing devices, including the PULSTAR Nuclear Reactor, are conducted in the safest possible manner with the minimum effect on all members of the University community and the general public.

The Radiation Safety Committee Records series includes meeting minutes, correspondence, memoranda, reports and annual reports, and handbooks and other procedural information concerning the operation of the nuclear reactor and the use of radioisotopes on campus. Also inclued in this series are some meeting minutes from the Reactor Safeguards Advisory Group, an associated component organization of the Radiation Safety Committee.

Contracts, meeting minutes, reports, correspondence (1 of 2) 1953-1954
Box 1, Folder 9
Contracts, meeting minutes, reports, correspondence (2 of 2) 1953-1954
Box 1, Folder 10
Statement of Responsibilities, Procedures, and Regulations Governing Use of Radioactivity on the Campus Dec. 1953
Box 1, Folder 11
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports Jul.-Dec. 1954
Box 1, Folder 12
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, policy documents Jan.-Jun. 1955
Box 1, Folder 13
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports Jul.-Aug. 1955
Box 2, Folder 1
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, staff bulletins Sept.-Dec. 1955
Box 2, Folder 2
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports Jan.-Mar. 1956
Box 2, Folder 3
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports Apr.-Jul. 1956
Box 2, Folder 4
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports Aug.-Dec. 1956
Box 2, Folder 5
Supplementary Report on Hazards, Raleigh Reactor 11 Dec. 1956
Box 2, Folder 6
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, handbook and procedure documents Jan.-Feb. 1957
Box 2, Folder 7
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports Mar.-Apr. 1957
Box 3, Folder 1
Proposals for 100 KW reactor Apr. 1957
Box 3, Folder 2
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports and annual report, procedure documents May-Jun. 1957
Box 3, Folder 3
Proposal for Design and Construction of the North Carolina State College Heterogeneous Reactor, by Nucledyne Corporation May 1957
Box 3, Folder 4
Handbook of Responsibilities, Procedures, and Regulations Governing the Safe Use of Ionizing Radiations on the Campus of North Carolina State College 1 Jun. 1957
Box 3, Folder 5
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports and annual report Nov.-Dec. 1957
Box 3, Folder 6
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports Jan.-Apr. 1958
Box 3, Folder 7
Correspondence, meeting minutes, policies and procedures, annual report May-Jul. 1958
Box 3, Folder 8
Summary Hazards Report for the North Carolina State College Training Reactor May 1958
Box 3, Folder 9
Correspondence, meeting minutes, procedure and regulation documentation Aug.-Dec. 1958
Box 4, Folder 1
Correspondence, meeting minutes, procedure docementation Jan.-May 1959
Box 4, Folder 2
Correspondence, meeting minutes, procedure documentation, annual report Jun.-Aug. 1959
Box 4, Folder 3
Meeting minutes, annual report, procedure documents Sept. 1959-Jun. 1960
Box 4, Folder 4
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports and annual report 1960-1961
Box 4, Folder 5
Radiation Safety Handbook, third edition 1 Jun. 1961
Box 4, Folder 6
Meeting minutes 1961-1962
Box 4, Folder 7
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports and annual report 1962-1963
Box 4, Folder 8
Changes in the Radiation Safety Handbook 2 Oct. 1962
Box 4, Folder 9
Meeting minutes, reports, procedure documents 1963-1964
Box 5, Folder 1
Reports, operating procedures 1964-1965
Box 5, Folder 2
Correspondence 1965-1966
Box 5, Folder 3
List of approved projects 14 Nov. 1966
Box 5, Folder 4
Correspondence, annual report 1966-1967
Box 5, Folder 5
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports and annual reports 1967-1968
Box 5, Folder 6
Radiation Safety Handbook, fourth edition 1 Mar. 1968
Box 5, Folder 7
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports and annual report 1968-1969
Box 5, Folder 8
Emergency Plan for the Reactors and Associated Facilities 11 Sept. 1969
Box 5, Folder 9
Meeting minutes, annual report, memoranda 1969-1970
Box 5, Folder 10
Emergency Plan for the Reactors and Associated Facilities, second edition 24 Feb. 1970
Box 5, Folder 11
Meeting minutes, annual report, memoranda 1970-1971
Box 5, Folder 12
Meeting minutes, reports 1971-1972
Box 5, Folder 13
Annual report, projects approved 1971-1972
Box 6, Folder 1
Meeting minutes 1972-1973
Box 6, Folder 2
Reports, memoranda 1972-1973
Box 6, Folder 3
Meeting minutes, memoranda, reports 1973-1974
Box 6, Folder 4
Meeting minutes, reports, memoranda 1974-1975
Box 6, Folder 5
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports 1975-1976
Box 6, Folder 6
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports 1976-1977
Box 6, Folder 7
Meeting minutes, reports 1977-1978
Box 6, Folder 8
Handbook for Protection Against Ionizing Radiation 1978
Box 6, Folder 9
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports and annual report 1978-1979
Box 6, Folder 10
Meeting minutes, reports, memoranda 1979-1980
Box 6, Folder 11
Meeting minutes, reports 1980-1981
Box 6, Folder 12
Meeting minutes, reports 1981-1982
Box 6, Folder 13
Meeting minutes 1982-1983
Box 6, Folder 14
Meeting minutes 1983-1984
Box 6, Folder 15
Meeting minutes 1984-1985
Box 6, Folder 16
Reactor Safeguards Advisory Group meeting minutes 1985-1986
Half box 7, Folder 1
Reactor Safeguards Advisory Group meeting minutes 1987-1988
Half box 7, Folder 2
Reactor Safeguards Advisory Group meeting minutes 1988-1989
Half box 7, Folder 3
Meeting minutes 1995-1996
Half box 7, Folder 4
Meeting minutes 1996-1997
Half box 7, Folder 5
Meeting minutes 1997-1998
Half box 7, Folder 6

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Committees, Radiation Safety Committee Records, UA 022.006, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.