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Protective clothing – Plastic suits and respirators are used to protect workers at Canada’s Chalk River, Ont., atomic plant from deadly radioactivity. Open in full size

Protective clothing – Plastic suits and respirators are used to protect workers at Canada’s Chalk River, Ont., atomic plant from deadly radioactivity.

Picture, 1954, English

Protective clothing – Plastic suits and respirators are used to protect workers at Canada’s Chalk River, Ont., atomic plant from deadly radioactivity.

Picture, 1954, English

Caption:

Here are two workers wearing the protective clothing after the big reactor sprang a leak 15 months ago. They had to dissemble the reactor and decontaminate the building of radioactive particles.

Publisher

Toronto Star

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star Photograph Archive - Public Domain

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

G2--Canada-Ontario-Chalk River

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

TS-2-124-GO-376