Corroded Equipment Causes Glove Breach, Personnel Contamination
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  CH2MHill Plateau Remediation Company, Hanford Site

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Topics:  Maintenance, Work Management/Planning, Radiation Protection, Glovebox & Containment Systems

While working in a glovebox in the Plutonium Reclamation Facility a glove was breached by sharp edges on the underside of a severely corroded pump. False assumptions were made about the condition of the equipment which were based on visual inspection through the glovebox window.

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