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Title: History of the Engineering Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1944 - 1992

Abstract

The early beginnings of the Engineering Technology Division (ETD) are inextricably enmeshed with the 1943 establishment at Oak Ridge of a pilot plant complex for the Hanford Engineering Works at Hanford, Washington, where plutonium was to be produced. This pilot plant complex had a fourfold objective: (1) to produce small amounts of plutonium, (2) to develop a chemical process for separating and purifying the product, (3) to evaluate the health hazards associated with processing and handling large amounts of highly radioactive materials from a uranium reactor, and (4) to train personnel to operate the full-scale plutonium production plant.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1784165
Report Number(s):
ORNL/M-2318
ORNL/M-2318
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Greenstreet, William L. History of the Engineering Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1944 - 1992. United States: N. p., 1992. Web. doi:10.2172/1784165.
Greenstreet, William L. History of the Engineering Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1944 - 1992. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1784165
Greenstreet, William L. 1992. "History of the Engineering Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1944 - 1992". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1784165. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1784165.
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title = {History of the Engineering Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1944 - 1992},
author = {Greenstreet, William L.},
abstractNote = {The early beginnings of the Engineering Technology Division (ETD) are inextricably enmeshed with the 1943 establishment at Oak Ridge of a pilot plant complex for the Hanford Engineering Works at Hanford, Washington, where plutonium was to be produced. This pilot plant complex had a fourfold objective: (1) to produce small amounts of plutonium, (2) to develop a chemical process for separating and purifying the product, (3) to evaluate the health hazards associated with processing and handling large amounts of highly radioactive materials from a uranium reactor, and (4) to train personnel to operate the full-scale plutonium production plant.},
doi = {10.2172/1784165},
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volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {12}
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