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HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND SUBSTANCES in the RAAF

 

Following list send in by Norm Andrews for Information regarding possible Claims to DVA

LIST OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES


The following list is an attempt to identify the toxic substances that I have been in contact with during my service career.   The list is not exhaustive, nor limited to the items listed.

WAGGA WAGGA

Bldg ???        Jan65 – Jun 65                        Living Accom              Asbestos Roof

Bldg 420       Jun65 – 24 Jun 67       Living Accom

Completed Armament Training in various buildings that had Asbestos in the roofs including Engine Section, Basic hangar, Toilets in the working area (adjacent to basic hangar) Drawing office, Armament Section, Various other on-base buildings.

481 Sqn Williamtown

Bldg              Jun 67 –  Aug 68         Living Accom

Bldg               May 79  -  Jul 81        Living Accom

ORCHARD HILLS

Bldg  125      Jul 81 - Feb 83            Living Accom Asbestos roof

Bldg 118 and 52 Jul 81 - Mar 84      Work area Asbestos roof

 

 



Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)


Aircraft Maintenance  (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


Jet Clean B


Armament equipment maintenance (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


Paint Thinners


Armament equipment maintenance (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


Paint Stripper (Yellow Paste)


Armament equipment maintenance (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


Prepsol


Armament equipment maintenance  (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


Astracoat P/No ER-475-S Polyurethane paint


SUU-20A/A  (nose surface finish protection) (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


Lead Based Paints


Armament equipment maintenance (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


Asbestos Gloves        


DEFA 30mm Gun  barrel, operations (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


Freon


Electrical maintenance (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


OX-18


Weapons Maintenance (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)

 



CLP (Cleaner-Lubricant-Preservative)


Weapons Maintenance (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


White Spirits, Range Fuel (contains Benzine)


Weapons Maintenance (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


OM13


Weapons Maintenance (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


PE4 Plastic Explosive No4


Explosive Demolition (481 SQN)


Diesel Fuel


Explosive Demolition, Aircraft and vehicle maintenance 


Leaded Petrol


AirWeaponsRange Maintenance (Saltash)


Hydraulic Fluid


Aircraft Maintenance  (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN)


Otto Fuel

(Propol Glygol Ni-Nitrate )


Bldg 118 and 52 Torpedo maintenance facility and handling torpedos  1CAMD


Aviation Fuel (AVTUR)


Aircraft Maintenance ( Mirage + various on duty crew)


Aviation Fuel (AVGAS)


Aircraft Maintenance (DC-3, Winjeel, CT4) (Base Duty Crew)


Beryllium Dust


Mini Guns (481 SQN)


Beryllium Tools


Ammunition Preparation Rooms ( 481 SQN )


Acrylic Thinners


Equipment Maintenance ALL ARMAMENT SECTIONS


Cadmium Plating (Corrosion)


Equipment maintenance and handling. (ALL ARMAMENT EQUIP)


Barium Chromate


Equipment and Ejection Seat maintenance (3SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


De-oxydine


Weapons maintenance (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


PX-115


Lubricating Grease (DEFA 30mm Gun + Mini Gun Weapons maintenance) (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


H515, OM 15 (MIL-H-5606)


Hydraulic Fluid (Mirage maintenance and missile guidance fins) 3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN, 1 CAMD)


G395


Grease (Armament maintenance) (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


PX-105


Grease (Armament maintenance) (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


Mercury Thallium


AIM-9 Sidewinder maintenance (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN, 1CAMD)


CRC, WD40, RP7


Water displacement – electrical equipment maintenance ALL BASES


Fibreglass


Equipment Maintenance ALL RAAF BASES


Ammonia liquor


DEFA Gun maintenance (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


Ammonium Perchlorate


DEFA Gun maintenance (3SQN, 75SQN, 77SQN, 481 SQN)


 


 


Anti Malaria Medication


Feb 69 - Jan 72  and Apr 74 - Jan 75


Insect Repellant Sachets


Ground Defence Exercises, Mirage aircraft deployments and general on base use. 


CS gas


Base Combatant exercises/training

 

 



Attack Radar


Mirage Aircraft Weapons Ops end of aerodrome


Terrain Following Radar


F-111C Weapons Ops end of aerodrome


HF Radio


Base Comms - Weapons Ops end of aerodrome


Approach Control Radar


Base Comms - Weapons Ops end of aerodrome