Document Details

The Recovery of Product-Level Uranium From Y-12 Contaminated Scrap Metal
Subject Terms:
Uranium Recovery Station; Y-12, Area 5, drum; gamma, decontamination; scrap metal, ORGDP, uranium
Document Location:
DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email:
Document Categories:
Specific Material\Uranium; Health, Safety and Environment\Waste Management
Document Type:
Publication Date:
1961 Dec 11
Declassification Date:
1993 Oct 18
Declassification Status:
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Accession Number:
Document Number(s):
Y-1375, M-3679
Originating Research Org.:
Atomic Energy Commission
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
This document is concerning experiments that have been conducted to determine the amount of product-level uranium retained on contaminated scrap metal discarded after processing by the Y-12, Area 5, Uranium Recovery Station. Selected drums of scrap metal have been subjected piecewise to hot leaching and scrubbing until the gamma emission rate per piece was undetectable, and large batches of scrap metal have been sent through routine cleaning equipment at the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant's decontamination facility. Uranium recoveries have been measured in both cases. The amount of product-level uranium adhering to the drummed scrap metal, discarded from the Y-12 station, has been computed to be 32.5 grams per 1000 pounds of scrap metal.

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