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Preliminary Report on Personnel Exposure to Mercury in the Colex Plants.
Subject Terms:
Colex Plant; Mercury; Personnel Exposure
Document Location:
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Document Categories:
Health, Safety and Environment\Worker Health and Safety
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Publication Date:
1957 May 28
Declassification Date:
1994 Apr 05
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Originating Research Org.:
Union Carbide Nuclear Division
OpenNet Entry Date:
1996 Jul 24
This report presents a summary of the air and urined at a obtained from January 1, 1955 thru March 31, 1957 during the start-up and operating of the Colex Plants in Building 9201-5 and 9201-4. Data with reference to the efficacy of showers in reducing excretory levels of mercury in urine to exposed personnel is also presented. Follow-up data along with excretory levels is presented for personnel who were removed from Colex operations for varoious reasons. The use of personnel detector badges for mercury along with resules is also discussed. Correlation of air concentration verses urine excretion is presented where appicable.

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