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Title: BUILDING 9201-5

Abstract

Building 9201-5 (Alpha-5) functioned as a uranium enrichment facility during World War II and furthered the plant's mission of producing enriched uranium for the atomic bomb. As an Alpha processing facility associated with the Manhattan Project, Building 9201-5 aided in the development of wholly new technology and substantially advanced the field of nuclear science. In terms of facility planning, project engineers originally designed all Alpha and Beta buildings with "zero tolerance" for building movement or settling as the successful operation of the Y-12 Plant's calutrons depended on absolute structural stability. After World War II, the building was used in the plant’s COLEX process of the 1950s which separated the element Lithium-6 (Li-6). This was an important component in the manufacture of hydrogen bombs and the COLEX process is of notable significance in Cold War history. Building 9201-5 is eligible for inclusion in the National Register.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
Contributing Org.:
Y-12 National Security Complex
OSTI Identifier:
1581165
Report Number(s):
IROS12085
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-NA0001942
Resource Type:
Program Document
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
96 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND PRESERVATION; Alpha 5

Citation Formats

. BUILDING 9201-5. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
. BUILDING 9201-5. United States.
. Tue . "BUILDING 9201-5". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1581165.
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