Workers at U.S. nuclear site exposed — Levels “well above threshold for a High Contamination Area” #Hanford
Tritium inadvertently spread outside the fume hood, including along the routes to radiological trash disposal.
“Contamination levels on the floor immediately adjacent to the fume hood were well above the threshold for a High Contamination Area,” according to the defense board staff report. […]
The event is still under investigation and it’s too soon to say if any changes will be made to laboratory procedures, [PNNL spokesman Greg Koller] said.
Title: PNNL staffers exposed to radioactive tritium in Richland
Source: The Bellingham Herald
Author: Annette Cary
Posted on July 1, 2013, in buisiness, environment, Government, Health, Local politics, Nuclear waste, USA and tagged 300 Area, Fume hood, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, PNNL, Radioactive decay, Richland Washington, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Tritium. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.