Radioactive Materials


Degree of hazard will vary depending on type and quantity of material. (UN CLASS 7.) Examples are thorium 232, carbon 14 and radium 226. Hazards/precautions are: avoid touching broken or damaged radioactive items; persons handling damaged items must wear rubber or plastic gloves; damaged items will be monitored and safely packaged under the surveillance of the radiological monitor; and persons having come in direct contact with damaged or broken radioactive items must move away from the spill site (but stay in the area) to be monitored and decontaminated.

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