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Title: Environmental protection facilities safety study: Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant

Abstract

The purpose of this Safety Study is to examine the existing facilities at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant that are dedicated to environmental protection. Seven separate, numbered facilities and five unnumbered continuous air sampling stations are identified as the fixed facilities to protect the environment. Each is examined from the standpoint of hazardous materials, monitoring and protection systems, confinement systems, ventilation systems, criticality control systems, fire protection systems, waste disposal systems, and safety systems.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Goodyear Atomic Corp., Piketon, OH (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5304035
Report Number(s):
GAT-994
ON: DE82018432; TRN: 82-016419
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76OR00001
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of document are illegible
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; AIR POLLUTION; MONITORING; PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; WATER POLLUTION CONTROL; WATER POLLUTION; ACCIDENTS; AIR SAMPLERS; CHEMICAL EFFLUENTS; COAL; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; FIRE PREVENTION; FLUORIDES; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; HYDROFLUORIC ACID; PONDS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RUNOFF; SAFETY; SODIUM HYDROXIDES; VENTILATION SYSTEMS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WEATHER; ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CONTROL; ENERGY SOURCES; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; EQUIPMENT; FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANTS; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROXIDES; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; INORGANIC ACIDS; ISOTOPE SEPARATION PLANTS; LABORATORY EQUIPMENT; MANAGEMENT; MASS TRANSFER; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; POLLUTION CONTROL; SAMPLERS; SODIUM COMPOUNDS; SURFACE WATERS; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; 510200* - Environment, Terrestrial- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 520200 - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 500200 - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 053000 - Nuclear Fuels- Environmental Aspects; 510300 - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 520300 - Environment, Aquatic- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1989)

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