Tar and Abby

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Chamber of Secrets

Well, not really, just my Harry Potter nerdiness showing up.

Former USS Indiana battleship steel was "made into a 12-foot-long, 8-foot-wide, 8-foot-high chamber called the Palmer Room. The 12-inch-thick battleship armor plate is lined with layers of lead, cadmium and finally burnished copper that give the small room a rich glow.
When its 10-ton door is swung closed, it creates a chamber as free of radiation as possible in an Atomic Age world."

All workers, out in the area, wear radiation monitors. The Engineer has one.  This room is designed to even more closely monitor those who work in contact with Cold War stuff.

It has a dramatic history and the full story is here.

Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/06/21/3031440/safety-in-steel-hanford-workers.html?sp=/99/177/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy

3 comments:

Bob Slatten said...

Sounds like the perfect panic room.

mrs.missalaineus said...

my real dad mills the film that those radiation monitors are made from....


xxalainaxx

Jeanne said...

That's interesting! The ultimate in recycling.