[ RadSafe ] Is anyone following this Hanford story
wb4rxz.lee at gmail.com
Fri May 6 14:40:06 CDT 2016
Chemical, not radioactive concerns. There are zones in the Hanford Tank
Farms where SCBAs are required due to chemical fumes. The chemical
exposures in question here apparently occurred outside these zones, where
no PPE was required.
On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 11:36 AM, Amoling, Ronald <RAmoling at as-e.com> wrote:
> Employees Admitted to Medical Clinic After Exposure to Radioactive Fumes
> at Hanford Nuclear Facility
> United States / 04 May 2016
> Alert Severity Rating: 3 (Moderate)
> According to media sources on Wednesday, 4 May, six workers at the Hanford
> Nuclear Facility in Washington State, were admitted medical facilities for
> exposure to radioactive fumes. This latest incident brings the total number
> of employees evaluated for exposure to these fumes to 26 since 28 April.
> The Hanford site is on the Columbia River in East Washington where it
> stores 56 million gallons of radioactive chemicals, two thirds of which is
> radioactive waste stored in tanks built between the 1940s and 1970s.
> In-country personnel are advised to stay away from the Hanford Nuclear
> Facility, monitor local media for updates and heed any instructions given
> by authorities.
> Ronald Amoling, RSO / EHS Manager
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