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Main Title Evaluation of Radium Contamination in Aircraft Instrument Repair Facilities.
Author Geige, Eric L. ; Schmid, Gail D. ;
CORP Author Eberline Instrument Corp., Santa Fe, N. Mex.
Year Published 1969
Report Number PH-86-67-66; Pub-999-RH-36;
Stock Number PB-189 141
Additional Subjects ( Flight instruments ; Maintenance) ; ( Radium ; Flight instruments) ; ( Test facilities ; Radiological contamination) ; Health physics ; Alpha particles ; Decontamination ; Radioactive waste ; Disposal ; Radiological dosage ; Technicians ; Radium luminous dials ; Radium dial instruments
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-189 141 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 48p
Dial-stripping operations in aircraft instrument repair facilities have caused alpha-particle contamination levels exceeding 100,000 disintegrations per minute/100 cm square. Existing radium control programs in these facilities are inadequate. Instrumentation, training, and assistance for decontamination and waste disposal are needed in most of the facilities surveyed. Two workers in the facility with the highest levels of contamination had body burdens in excess of 40 percent of the maximum permissible body burden of radium, and a third worker had a possible body burden of about 14 percent. Workers in all other facilities included in the study had less than 10 percent of the maximum permissible body burden. A recommended control program for aircraft instrument repair facilities is described. Decontamination of one aircraft instrument repair facility was conducted to evaluate decontamination methods for floors, benches, and equipment. (Author)