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Plutonium fires; Incendies de plutonium

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Abstract

The author reports an information survey on accidents which occurred when handling plutonium. He first addresses accidents reported in documents. He indicates the circumstances and consequences of these accidents (explosion in glove boxes, fires of plutonium chips, plutonium fire followed by filter destruction, explosion during plutonium chip dissolution followed by chip fire). He describes hazards associated with plutonium fires: atmosphere and surface contamination, criticality. The author gives some advices to avoid plutonium fires. These advices concern electric installations, the use of flammable solvents, general cautions associated with plutonium handling, venting and filtration. He finally describes how to fight plutonium fires, and measures to be taken after the fire (staff contamination control, atmosphere control)
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Publication Date:
Jun 23, 1959
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
CEA-N-0282
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 7 refs.; Available from the INIS Liaison Officer for France, see the 'INIS contacts' section of the INIS website for current contact and E-mail addresses: http://www.iaea.org/inis/Contacts/
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; ACCIDENT MANAGEMENT; EXPLOSIONS; FIRE FIGHTING; FIRE HAZARDS; FIRE PREVENTION; FIRES; HUMAN FACTORS; LABORATORIES; MATERIALS HANDLING; PLUTONIUM; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; RADIATION HAZARDS; RADIATION PROTECTION; RECOMMENDATIONS; SAFETY; SAFETY ENGINEERING
OSTI ID:
22306393
Research Organizations:
Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique - CEA, Service de Controle des Radiations et de Genie Radioactif (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR1403145012566
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
21 page(s)
Announcement Date:
Feb 14, 2015

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Citation Formats

Mestre, E. Plutonium fires; Incendies de plutonium. France: N. p., 1959. Web.
Mestre, E. Plutonium fires; Incendies de plutonium. France.
Mestre, E. 1959. "Plutonium fires; Incendies de plutonium." France.
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title = {Plutonium fires; Incendies de plutonium}
author = {Mestre, E.}
abstractNote = {The author reports an information survey on accidents which occurred when handling plutonium. He first addresses accidents reported in documents. He indicates the circumstances and consequences of these accidents (explosion in glove boxes, fires of plutonium chips, plutonium fire followed by filter destruction, explosion during plutonium chip dissolution followed by chip fire). He describes hazards associated with plutonium fires: atmosphere and surface contamination, criticality. The author gives some advices to avoid plutonium fires. These advices concern electric installations, the use of flammable solvents, general cautions associated with plutonium handling, venting and filtration. He finally describes how to fight plutonium fires, and measures to be taken after the fire (staff contamination control, atmosphere control)}
place = {France}
year = {1959}
month = {Jun}
}