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Offline Rennhack

Decontamination
« on: Nov 23, 2005, 03:28 »
The reduction or removal of contaminating radioactive material from a structure, area, object, or person. Decontamination may be accomplished by (1) treating the surface to remove or decrease the contamination, (2) letting the material stand so that the radioactivity is decreased as a result of natural radioactive decay, or (3) covering the contamination to shield or attenuate the radiation emitted (see 10 CFR 20.1003 and 20.1402).

Offline Rennhack

Re: Decontamination
« Reply #1 on: Nov 28, 2005, 10:31 »
The reduction or removal of contaminated radioactive material from a structure, object or person. (See also decommission)

 


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