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    I am a health physicist at a national laboratory. Currently, I serve on a volunteer hazmat team. Previous to that, I was a Dept. of Energy Radiological Assistance Program team captain for 12 years.

    If you have questions on radiological issues, let me know.

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    Are you at INEEL?

    Just out of curiosity, did you ever do any "hot bottle" training?

    If so, what equipment did you use?

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    • #3
      No, I am at Argonne National Laboratory-East, near Chicago.

      I have never had the term "hot bottle", nor have my colleagues. Sorry.

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      • #4
        gmosho,

        Sorry, when you said Argonne I thought you might be out in Idaho. I'm a firefighter at Rocky Flats in Colorado.

        We use the term "hot bottle" when an SCBA is possible contaminated and needs to be refilled or changed out. I was just curious what procedures you might use.

        Thanks for replying

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        • #5
          Someone at a conference had mentioned adding something to an old "radioactive" piece of Fiesta ware and you can actually see the electrons moving. Anyone familiar with this?

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          • #6
            The fiesta ware is one of the OJP tricks at Ft McClellan. The coating is made out of a Uranium isotope (I think).

            It is neat to see.

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            • #7
              I worked for 17 years in Emergency Services and coordinator of HM resposne at a DOE-US contracted facility. THe term Hot bottle was used at our facilty for some time with moderate to good success. As a instructor in NJ for HM programs, specifically PPE, we did teach this tactic to new HM Techs. About 8 years we stopped this practice. It was felt to be to extreme by the committee. I am not aware that others are still practicing this tactic.

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