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Section I.  GENERAL INFORMATION - TM-9-254_25
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TM 9-254 1-5.  Safety, Care, and Handling - Continued c. First Aid.  Prior to performing any work requirements, the personnel should be familiar with the first aid information contained in FM 21-11 (TEST). d. Radioactive Material. WARNING WARNING (1)   Rules and Regulations.    Copies  of  the  following  rules  and  regulations  maintained  at  HQ,  AMCCOM,  Rock  Island,  IL 61-6000.    Copies  may  be  requested  or  information  obtained  by  contacting  the  AMCCOM  radiological  Protection Officer (RPO), AUTOVON 793-2964/2965, Commercial (309) 782-2964/2965. (a) 10CFR Part 19 - Notices, Instructions and Reports to Workers; Inspections. (b) 10CFR Part 20 - Standards for Protection Against Radiation. (c) 10CFR Part 21 - Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance. (d) NRC license, license conditions, and license application. (2)   Safety Precautions.  The radioactive material used in fire control instruments is tritium gas (H3) sealed in Pyrex tubes. It  poses  no  significant  hazard  to  the  repairer  when  intact.    These  sources  illuminate  the  instrumentation  for  night operations.  Tampering with of removal of the sources in the field is prohibited by Federal Law.  in the event there is not illumination, notify the local Radiological Protection Officer.  Do not attempt to repair or replace the instrument in the  field.    If  skin  contact  is  made  with  any  area  contaminated  with  tritium,  wash  immediately  with  nonabrasive  soap and water. (3)   Identification.      Radioactive   self-luminous   sources   are   identified   by   means   of   radioactive   warning   labels   (as above).These labels should not be defaced or removed and should be replaced immediately when necessary.  Refer to the local RPO or the AMCCOM RPO for instructions on handling, storage, or disposal. (4)   Storage and Shipping.  All radioactively illuminated instruments or modules which are defective will be evacuated to a depot maintenance activity.  These items must be placed in a plastic bag and packaged in the shipping container from which the replacement was taken before evacuation to a higher echelon is made.  Spare equipment must be stored in the shipping container as received until installed on the weapon.  Storage of these items is recommended to be in an outdoor shed type storage or unoccupied building. 1-2  Change 6

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