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Title: Criticality safety information resource center at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Abstract

The Criticality Safety Information Resource Center (CSIRC) was established at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in 1996. The mission of CSIRC is the preservation of primary documentation supporting criticality safety. Primary source material for criticality safety includes experimentalists` logbooks, notes, drawings, photographs, and material descriptions. Experience has shown that the logbooks and other forms of primary data are vulnerable to being discarded. For example, recent conversations with criticality safety personnel at the Savannah River Site (SRS) indicate that the SRS logbooks may have been lost or misplaced. Destruction of logbooks results in a permanent loss to the criticality safety community. The establishment of CSRIC represents the culmination of at least 8 yr of nationwide {open_quotes}grass roots{close_quotes} efforts to {open_quotes}save the logbooks{close_quotes}.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
  2. Galaxy Computer Services, Inc., Santa Fe, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
552497
Report Number(s):
CONF-971125-
Journal ID: TANSAO; ISSN 0003-018X; TRN: 98:001705
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 77; Conference: 1997 American Nuclear Society (ANS) winter meeting, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 16-20 Nov 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; CRITICALITY; INFORMATION DISSEMINATION; DOCUMENTATION; LANL

Citation Formats

Henderson, B D, Meade, R A, and Pruvost, N L. Criticality safety information resource center at Los Alamos National Laboratory. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Henderson, B D, Meade, R A, & Pruvost, N L. Criticality safety information resource center at Los Alamos National Laboratory. United States.
Henderson, B D, Meade, R A, and Pruvost, N L. Mon . "Criticality safety information resource center at Los Alamos National Laboratory". United States.
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title = {Criticality safety information resource center at Los Alamos National Laboratory},
author = {Henderson, B D and Meade, R A and Pruvost, N L},
abstractNote = {The Criticality Safety Information Resource Center (CSIRC) was established at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in 1996. The mission of CSIRC is the preservation of primary documentation supporting criticality safety. Primary source material for criticality safety includes experimentalists` logbooks, notes, drawings, photographs, and material descriptions. Experience has shown that the logbooks and other forms of primary data are vulnerable to being discarded. For example, recent conversations with criticality safety personnel at the Savannah River Site (SRS) indicate that the SRS logbooks may have been lost or misplaced. Destruction of logbooks results in a permanent loss to the criticality safety community. The establishment of CSRIC represents the culmination of at least 8 yr of nationwide {open_quotes}grass roots{close_quotes} efforts to {open_quotes}save the logbooks{close_quotes}.},
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