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Juneau State Office Mailing Address Update

All mail sent to the DEC office in Juneau through the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to P.O. Box 111800, Juneau, AK, 99811. Beginning October 1, all mail addressed to our Willoughby Avenue address will not be delivered and will be returned to sender by the Post Office. This change only impacts incoming mail to the Juneau office.

Sources of Radiation Exposure

pie graph from EPA website http://www.epa.gov/rpdweb00/images/understand/rad_sources.jpg

Comparative Exposures

Radiation Source Exposure (mSv)
Japan - contamination in AK 2E-12
Background - All sources - Alaska 6.2
TSA - Airport Scanner - claimed 0.00002/scan
Transcontinental flight 0.2/flight
DEXA scan 0.001/scan
Chest x-ray (trained operator - AK) 0.09
Mammogram 0.04
Chest x-ray (un-trained operator) 5.4
Barium enema 7
CT abdomen 10
Coronary angiogram 8-60.0
Japan - 3 workers 170-180
Radiation sickness 1,000
Death 6,000