Confinement Facilities for Handling Plutonium

W. J. Maraman, W. D. McNeese, R. G. Stafford
1975 Health Physics  
Plutonium handling on a multigram scale began in 1944. Early criteria, equipment, and techniques for confining contamination have been superseded by more stringent criteria and vastly improved equipment and techniques for in-process contamination control, effluent air cleaning and treatment of liquid wastes. This paper describes the evolution of equipment and practices to minimize exposure of workers and escape of contamination into work areas and into the environment. Early and current
more » ... and current contamination controls are compared.
doi:10.1097/00004032-197510000-00003 pmid:1205852 fatcat:5lx5mproxnhx7ieukkaek2cgji