[ RadSafe ] Respirators Contaminated at the Y-12 plant
Redmond, Randy (RXQ)
redmondrr at y12.doe.gov
Tue Mar 20 06:53:31 CDT 2012
Only ONE of the respirators was contaminated with Co-60 and we do not have date information on that particular respirator. A few were from 2009, but the majority are in the 2010 to 2011 time-frame.
Question for the group -
Do you launder and re-use airline and PAPR respirator breathing tubes?
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Jeff Terry
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2012 12:09 PM
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Respirators Contaminated at the Y-12 plant
Ouch. Respirators at Y-12 were contaminated with Co-60 which is not used at the Y-12 plant. Contamination was traced back to Feb 09. Co-60 is not used at the Y-12 plant so it raises the specter of cross-contamination from other sites.
Assoc. Professor of Physics
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Illinois Institute of Technology
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Chicago IL 60616
terryj at iit.edu
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