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Emergency drill gets a little dose of reality

Source: Knoxville News Sentinel | June 19th, 2015 | By Frank Munger
Industry type: Nuclear Industry

Hydrogen fluoride is nasty stuff, and so when a cleanup worker’s personal monitor for HF went off inside the K-27 facility on Tuesday it created a bit of a stir.

The situation was complicated by the fact that an emergency-response drill was being staged nearby at the former uranium-enrichment site that’s now known as the East Tennessee Technology Park.

The HF scare put a pause in some of the simulated proceedings while the real-life situation was addressed…

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