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Subject: Radioactive contamination of records

Radioactive contamination of records

From: Barbara Austen <bausten>
Date: Thursday, November 11, 1993
An article in the February 1992 issue of "INFORM" discusses the
solutions used by a company to retrieve records that were contaminated
in a fire. While the situations are not totally comparable, there may be
some applicability.  The company is considering sending workers in
protective gear into the office to clean the documents, transfer them to
a "clean" room, and then photocopy the records on a machine which was
inserted through a wall of the building from the "clean room" to the
"outside." The decision eventually was to scan the documents on site and
then transfer the information over a LAN to optical drives at a clean or
remote site.  Again, there may be not be compatibility between the
situations, but the decision-making process and options could have some

Barbara Austen
Simmons College

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:39
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Received on Thursday, 11 November, 1993

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