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Title: BUILDING 9204-4

Abstract

Building 9204-4 is associated with the Y-12 Plant located on the Oak Ridge Reservation, which was originally developed during World War II. Building 9204-2 (Beta-4) functioned as a uranium enrichment facility during World War II and furthered the plant’s mission of producing enriched uranium for the atomic bomb. Following the Manhattan era, Building 9204-4 functioned as a nuclear weapons production facility. As a Beta processing facility associated with the Manhattan Project, and later serving as the site for the production of nuclear weapon components during the Cold War years. Building 9204-4 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 for movement or settling as the successful operation of the Y-12 Plant’s calutrons depended on absolute structural stability.

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 Comples
OSTI Identifier:
1581166
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

Citation Formats

. BUILDING 9204-4. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
. BUILDING 9204-4. United States.
. Tue . "BUILDING 9204-4". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1581166.
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