|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 29 Jul 2010 14:19:58 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] WORKERS, RADIATION: Report on the June 14 Savannah River Site (SC) accident|
SRS contamination may lead to new procedures By Rob Pavey Augusta Chronicla (GA) July 29, 2010A June 14 accident in which a Savannah River Site worker was contaminated with plutonium could yield new training programs and waste handling procedures, according to a report on the accident made public this week.
The worker, who continues to undergo evaluation to determine the extent of his exposure, sustained a puncture wound that penetrated six layers of protective clothing and gloves before piercing his finger, said the report from the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.
The accident occurred in the site's F-Area, where workers were sorting radioactive waste for shipment to a disposal site in New Mexico.
According to the report, the employee did not follow proper procedures when he inserted a survey flag through a hole in a can of radioactive waste.
... For the entire article, see http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-07-29/srs-contamination-may-lead-new-procedures -- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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