Use of Localized Ventilation for Radiological Work


L. O. Waggoner


Work on radiological systems and components needs to be accomplished using techniques that reduce radiation dose to workers, limit contamination spread, and minimize radioactive waste. One of the best methods to control contamination spread is to use localized ventilation to capture radioactive material and keep it from spreading. The use of ventilation in partnership with other engineered controls can improve work practices, minimize the impact on adjacent work operations, and decrease the amount of radioactive waste generated.


This abstract was presented at the 34th Annual Midyear Meeting, "Radiation Safety and ALARA Considerations for the 21st Century", ALARA Session, 2/4/2001 - 2/7/2001, held in Anaheim, CA.

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