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Protective Measures Used Prior to Entering K Basins

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HANFORD--On Thursday, December 20th, KNDU reporter Joe Angelo had to suit up before entering Hanford's K East Basin. Protective measures used include getting into coveralls, taping your wrists and feet so that a seal is created. This prevents any contamination such as radioactive dust particles from getting onto your skin or clothing.

"As we walk through, we don't want that transferred to our clothes so we put on these coveralls," says Craig Larson, Radiological Control, Fluor Hanford. It's very similar to what you would wear at home to work on your car."

Joe Angelo also had to wear two pairs of gloves including one to soak up any moisture.

This is the safety process endured by every single worker entering the K Basins.