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Memorandum to H.A. Fidler of San Francisco Operations Office, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission; Subject: Livermore Metallurgical Laboratory
Subject Terms:
Alpha Phase Pu; Argonne; Copper; Corrosion Inhibiting Compounds; Hanford; High Explosives; Metallurgical Laboratory; Plutonium; Reactors; Weapons Program
Fidler, H.A. (U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, San Francisco, CA(US)); Starbird, A.D. (U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, DC(US))
Document Location:
DOE/NV Nuclear Testing Archive, P.O. Box 98521, City: Las Vegas, State: NV, Zip: 89193-8521, Phone:(702)295-0712, Fax:(702)295-1808,; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Archives and Records Office, 1 Cyclotron Road, Mailstop 69-104, City: Berkeley, State: CA, Zip: 94720, Phone:(510)486-5525, Fax:(510)486-7200,
Document Categories:
Specific Material\General; Nuclear Weapons and Related Technology\Theory, History and Development; Science and Technology\Metallurgy
Document Type:
Publication Date:
1955 Sep 10
Declassification Date:
1995 Oct 13
Declassification Status:
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Document Number(s):
4-18-0; DC-55-1044; A71822; DC-55-1105; DC-55-1162; DC551044; DC551105; DC551162
Originating Research Org.:
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory
OpenNet Entry Date:
1996 Feb 19
This record documents correspondence regarding the building of a metallurgical laboratory at the Livermore site. The author states the economic and practical reasons for the builing of the laboratory, such as: a lack of fundamental metallurgical information on plutonium; the laboratory was intended to be closely integrated with the Livermore Weapons Program to do the work that could not be successfully done elsewhere because of distance and other interests; and the laboratory would prove benificial in getting a project done on schedule. This copy of the memorandum was issed to the DC File. Attached are letters to H.A. Filder and A.D. Starbird, both of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, from W.B. Reynolds regarding the upgrading of the above mentioned document from Confidential to Secret Restricted Data.

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