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Metallurgical Project Report for Month ending July 29, 1944
Subject Terms:
ORNL, biology, neutrons; decontamination, radiation; exposure, hazard, safety; health physics, meter, medical; metallurgy, project report
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\Worker Health and Safety; Science and Technology\Metallurgy
Document Type:
Publication Date:
1944 Aug 04
Declassification Date:
1997 Nov 12
Declassification Status:
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Accession Number:
Document Number(s):
CH-1862 (A-2679); Copy 6a, TID-1111; Copy6aTID1111
Originating Research Org.:
Clinton Laboratories
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
This document concerns the Health Division and Biological Section of the Research Division metallurgical project report for the month ending July 29, 1944. The routine medical activities continue on about the same level as before. The number of sub-major injuries increased. The special hazards connected with alpha emitters occupied considerable attention in connection with the opening of a new laboratory for work with this material. In the Hematological Group, stippled red cells are still being found, but no explanation for the occurrence has been determined. The pocket meters showed a 30 percent improvement due to heating the desiccant caps. There is very good agreement between the high badge meter readings and the corresponding pocket meter readings. The Parker 4-fold hand counter is an outstanding improvement over the old type. Laundry decontamination efficiency is greatly increased by overnight soaking. A carriage for exposing mice to slow neutrons in the tunnels has now been finished and tested, and exposures will start in a few days. The remote control ether extractor has been tested with a hot solution and found to work quite well. More careful work has confirmed the observation that rather high concentrations of fission products are found in the lung and liver, as well as the skeleton, for at least nine days following an exposure to air-borne fission products. A figure and tables are included.

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