Sabec, Donald L.

Sabec, Donald L.
Sabec, Donald L., 1940-, interviewee; Nordhaus, Hannah, interviewer;
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Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant, Walnut Creek


Subjects: work at Rocky Flats from 1961-2004 as janitor, process technician, and radiation monitor (aka: radiation control technician or RCT), obtaining clearance, description of buildings interiors, feelings about dangers of radioactive materials, exposure to radiation at work, health and safety issues at Rocky Flats (lung counter for measuring radiation exposure, quality of health benefits, inaccurate records of radiation exposures, problems with radiation monitoring badges), lockdowns at plant due to security infractions, union and management relations, 1970 strike, quality of cleanup of Rocky Flats (cleanup of 903 pad, leaving contamination underground), cleanup of 1969 fire, FBI raid (escorting FBI agents through the plant, testifying about incinerator), shutdown of plant, radiation released into surrounding community, thoughts about Cold War and nuclear weapons program, overtime work, changes in safety equipment and procedures, adjusting to women working in production areas.

Sabec, Donald L., 1940-
Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.)
Nuclear weapons plants Safety measures Colorado Rocky Flats.
Radiation dosimetry.
Radiation Safety measures.
Radioactive waste disposal Colorado Rocky Flats.
Radioactive waste sites Cleanup Colorado Rocky Flats.
Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.
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