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A potential hazard

Richard Beckett

Transferring atomic waste in drums from rail wagons to ship. Note the man in the white coat using a geiger counter to check for atomic contamination.

This page was added by Richard Beckett on 01/11/2008.
Comments about this page

After seeing this picture I wondered if any of the crew handling this consignment of radioactive material, were found to be 'Glowing ' in the dark as the safety / protective clothing looks very scant! ( I jest of course ). But from the picture I would imagine HSE would have a field day if this was today!!

By Chris Young
On 15/05/2009

The gent on the left is Ted Saunders,foreman on North Quay for many years.

By M.Malfroot
On 31/01/2010

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