Laundered Anti-Contamination Coveralls found to be contaminated
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Consolidated Nuclear Security - CNS - Bechtel, Leidos, Orbital ATK SOC Booz Allen Hamilton (Various Locations), Oak Ridge, TN (Consolidated Nuclear Security - CNS)

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Operations, Radiation Protection, Welding/Hot Work - Grinding

A technician discovered a stain and some slight discoloration while inspecting of a pair of UniTech ProTech Plus style coveralls. The coveralls had been laundered and returned to service. A survey found that the coveralls had removable contamination that exceeded acceptable limits.

Anti-contamination coveralls with water-resistant features may hinder removal of radiological contamination. "Right side out" laundering protocol has been adopted to prevent residual personal radiological contamination.

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