Tail of “Hot” Suit Serves as Entrance (Mar, 1954)
Tail of “Hot” Suit Serves as Entrance
A TECHNICIAN puts Oil this plastic protective suit by crawling into it through its fat “tail, ” which is connected to a port in the door. Used in radioactive areas at the Hanford plutonium factory, it stays inflated because air pressure inside the “hot” room is lower than pressure outside. This prevents any radioactive dust from leaking outside the room.