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The Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory is
constantly undergoing decommissioning of processing equipment to
keep up with new technology and improving process equipment to
accommodate customer needs. The old process equipment that is
decommissioned has been exposed to radioactive materials and has
to be disposed of a s TRU-waste. The bag-out process that was used
for removing contaminated equipment pieces was very time
consuming and exposed glovebox workers to hazardous radiation.
This was due to a small size of the bag-out port, which limited the
size of the pieces to fit through the port, and consequently increased
the number of pieces and bag-outs that had to be performed.
AL - Los Alamos
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Martinez, A. C. (Anthony C.) & Montoya, D. A. (David A.). Installation of a drum-out port in a nuclear facility, article, January 1, 2002; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc935192/m1/2/: accessed November 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.