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Question about hazmat suit


The sailor who investigates the morse code radio signal is wearing a hazmat suit that ends in pants cuffs. Shouldn't the suit encompass everything including his shoes? It seems to me that radiation could sneak up his pants legs. Opinions?

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More correctly it's an "Anti-contamination" suit- keeping contaminated material-dust, dirt, and such off the wearer, and not an anti radiation suit. Booties/shoe covers taped to the pants would normally be part of any anti-C suit. So chalk it up to a "goof". Note that in the book and I believe the movie Captain Towers says "The only thing I want back on board is you...naked...". The suit, his shoes and likely any clothing worn likely didn't come back into the living space of the sub.

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I was also thinking that the headpiece should be sealed.

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