was obtained, wrap the sealed swab in several layers of
aluminum, lead or other metallic foil, and place it in a
small cardboard box. Make sure the box is closed.
0. Monitor the cardboard box for surface
radiation. The reading must be below 0.4 mre/hr before
the swab can be mailed to the analysis laboratory.
Add additional wrappings of foil to reduce surface
radiation below 0.4 mrem/hr.
(1) In the US, Puerto Rico, Panama, and Korea,
mail swabs to: Chief US Army Ionizing Radiation
Dosimetry Center ATTN: AMXTM-S-LR-DN Lexington,
(2) USAREUR units will forward swabs to:
Radiac ACL, Pirmasens, 524th Maintenance (TMDE)
Co., APO NY 09138-4628.
(3) Other tester users shall forward swabs to
laboratories indicated in procedures established by the
a. Record the data of laboratory test results in a
b. Units in the US and Puerto Rico that do not
receive wipe test kits from the wipe test kit service shall
mail a copy of the laboratory test results to:
US Army Tank-Automotive Command
ATTN: AMSTA-CZ (Safety Office)
Warren, MI 48397-5000
4-29. LEAKS, LOSS OR TESTER DAMAGE (FIRE AND
a. To become qualified, all tester users must
have had previous training in procedures for handling
emergencies that could occur during transportation of the
b. Personnel responsible for storage facilities
must have had previous training in procedures to be
followed during emergencies that could occur when the
tester is in storage.
(1) Panic must be averted during emergencies.
(2) The first person to discover a radiological
incident on a military installation must immediately notify
the installations RPO and Commander, TACOM, ATTN:
c. When a tester is exposed to or damaged by
fire or explosion, personnel who have been trained in
emergency procedures shall perform the following
duties, in the order given.
(1) Notify all personnel who are not directly
involved in the emergency to clear the area.
(2) Notify fire fighting and other emergency
personnel of the situation.
immediately imminent, attempt to extinguish fires with
firstaid type extinguishers. Try to prevent water or
firefighting chemicals from coming into contact with
(4) Notify the LRPO of the situation.
d. After the emergency, the LRPC shall:
(1) Monitor all personnel who were in the
(2) Monitor all personnel who were involved in
combating the emergency.
(3) Monitor the area and determine those
protective measures that are necessary for the removal
of radiation hazards.
4-30. PHYSICAL LOSS OF TESTER. When a tester is
lost, the LRPO shall attempt to recover the tester by:
a. Making a physical search for the tester.
b. Reviewing records to determine the individual