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UV light triggers fire detectors at munitions plant

The installation of UV fire detectors in the Joliet arsenal helps reduce workers' risks in performing the most dangerous operations in the munitions industry.

A team of sophisticated ultraviolet [UV] fire detectors is helping make small-caliber ammunition production at the federal government's army munitions plant in Joliet, Ill., safer than crossing the street. In fact, say plant officials, the worst injury at the facility in its 45-year history occurred when two cars ran into each other some years ago.

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