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Uranium Content of Sewage Sludge Oak Ridge Disposal Plants
Clewett, G H [Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corp., Oak Ridge, TN]; Clewett, G H [Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corp., Oak Ridge, TN]
Subject Terms:
Oak Ridge sewage disposal; West Plant, East Plant; Y-12, SF materials, p.p.m.; uranium, sewage, sludge
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:
Health, Safety and Environment\Waste Management; Specific Material\Uranium
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Publication Date:
1949 Aug 10
Declassification Date:
1956 Feb 29
Declassification Status:
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Accession Number:
Document Number(s):
Y-471, 22012
Originating Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
This report concerns the uranium content of sludge which is produced at the Oak Ridge sewage disposal plants. The sludge produced at the West Plant is reported to contain 25 to 50 parts per million (p.p.m.) of uranium, and that produced at the East Plant is reported to be of the order of 5 to 10 p.p.m. In either case, the uranium content was much lower than that of the least practicable workable source of uranium (oil shale--100 to 200 p.p.m.). Tables, a discussion of test results and methods of sampling, sample preparation, and analysis are included.

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