I. RADIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION
between ionizing radiation
A. Comparison of Radiation and Radioactive Contamination
Radiation is energy, contamination is a material. Exposure to
radiation does NOT result in contamination.
EO2: DEFINE fixed,
B. Types of Contamination
removable, and airborne
Contamination can be grouped into 3 types:
1. Fixed contamination
Fixed contamination is contamination that cannot be
readily removed from surfaces.
It cannot be removed by casual contact, wiping,
brushing, or washing.
It may be released when the surface is disturbed
(buffing, grinding, using volatile liquids for cleaning,
Over time it may "weep," leach, or otherwise become
loose or transferable.
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