|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 8 Jul 2010 09:36:44 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, WORKERS: Newport News (VA) "Shipyard upgrades protective clothing"|
Shipyard upgrades protective clothingAfter a May incident in which a worker's clothing was contaminated with a trace amount of radioactivity, Northrop Grumman implements new precautionary measures.
Peter Frost Newport News Daily Press (VA) 9:16 PM EDT, July 7, 2010NEWPORT NEWS - Shipyard employees whose work involves exposure to radioactivity will be required to wear upgraded protective clothing as part of a handful of new precautionary measures adopted by Northrop Grumman Corp.
The changes are the result of a detailed investigation conducted in the wake of a May incident in which a trace amount of radioactive material was found on the clothing of a worker at the Newport News shipyard, said Margaret Mitchell-Jones, a Northrop spokeswoman, in a statement.
That worker, who the company would not name, was performing radiological surveys in a tank aboard the nuclear-powered USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier on May 25 when the contamination occurred, the yard said.
... For the entire article, see http://www.dailypress.com/business/ports/dp-nws-shipyard-radioactive-20100707,0,2512390.story -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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