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Nuclear decontamination worker

Nuclear decontamination worker

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Nuclear decontamination worker awaiting a health check after carrying out sandblasting work at a radioactive nuclear site. His breathing apparatus and some of the clothing can be cleaned and reused, while contaminated items are disposed of as radioactive waste. The worker will undergo a thorough check to make sure he has not been contaminated by any radioactive material. The check includes a recording of the reading of the dosimeters he has been carrying on his chest. Photographed at the French nuclear research centre at Fontenay-aux-Roses, France.

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