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Radiation Conversion Table

International System of Units (SI)

International System (SI) metric radiation units are used throughout the world. The United States was in a transition period until 1 April 1996 when the U. S. Department of Transportation mandated the exclusive use of SI units on labels and placards. Below is a comparison of radiation units used.

Former Units SI Units
1 curie (ci) = 37 billion Becquerel (Bq)
1 Roentgen (R) = 2.58 X 10-4 coulomb per kg of air
1 rad = .01 Gray (Gy)
1 rem = .01 Sievert (Sv)

Radiological Training Courses Available

Recovery, Acceptance, and Handling of Radiologically Contaminated Human Remains
(Presented by the United States Department of Energy)

A course intended for the Medical Examiner, Coroner, Medical and Criminal Investigator and Funeral Services personnel that would handle human remains that have been contaminated with radioactive materials.

We are currently evaluating the possibility of bringing this course to Nebraska. If you are interested in hosting or attending this course, please contact the Radiological Programs Manager at 402-471-7421.

Radiological Emergency Response Plan for Nuclear Power Plant Incidents

The purpose of this plan is to provide an effective means for State and local government response to any release of radiation which could create an off-site hazard. It provides reasonable assurance that government efforts will be directed towards mitigating the consequences of emergencies and that appropriate measures will be taken to protect health and safety as well as to prevent property damage. The plan assigns responsibilities and provides for coordinated emergency operations by State and local agencies to include coordination with other states.