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Title: Plutonium production story at the Hanford site: processes and facilities history

Abstract

This document tells the history of the actual plutonium production process at the Hanford Site. It contains five major sections: Fuel Fabrication Processes, Irradiation of Nuclear Fuel, Spent Fuel Handling, Radiochemical Reprocessing of Irradiated Fuel, and Plutonium Finishing Operations. Within each section the story of the earliest operations is told, along with changes over time until the end of operations. Chemical and physical processes are described, along with the facilities where these processes were carried out. This document is a processes and facilities history. It does not deal with the waste products of plutonium production.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Financial Management and Controller, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
664389
Report Number(s):
WHC-MR-0521
ON: DE98054547; BR: YN0100000; TRN: 96000437
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-96RL13200
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 20 Jun 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; PLUTONIUM PRODUCTION REACTORS; IRRADIATION; SPENT FUELS; HANFORD RESERVATION; REPROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE WASTES

Citation Formats

Gerber, M.S., Westinghouse Hanford. Plutonium production story at the Hanford site: processes and facilities history. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.2172/664389.
Gerber, M.S., Westinghouse Hanford. Plutonium production story at the Hanford site: processes and facilities history. United States. doi:10.2172/664389.
Gerber, M.S., Westinghouse Hanford. Thu . "Plutonium production story at the Hanford site: processes and facilities history". United States. doi:10.2172/664389. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/664389.
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author = {Gerber, M.S., Westinghouse Hanford},
abstractNote = {This document tells the history of the actual plutonium production process at the Hanford Site. It contains five major sections: Fuel Fabrication Processes, Irradiation of Nuclear Fuel, Spent Fuel Handling, Radiochemical Reprocessing of Irradiated Fuel, and Plutonium Finishing Operations. Within each section the story of the earliest operations is told, along with changes over time until the end of operations. Chemical and physical processes are described, along with the facilities where these processes were carried out. This document is a processes and facilities history. It does not deal with the waste products of plutonium production.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jun 20 00:00:00 EDT 1996},
month = {Thu Jun 20 00:00:00 EDT 1996}
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