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RaLa Content of Hanford Slugs
Emlet, L B [ORNL, Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corp., Oak Ridge]
Subject Terms:
ORNL, cell, chemical, slugs; RaLa, Hanford slugs, curie; Run #28, pile, units
Beaton, R. (Hanford Engineer Works, Richland, WA (US))
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; National Security, Policy and Warfare\Radiological, Chemical, Biological and Conventional Weapons/Warfare
Document Type:
Publication Date:
1948 Dec 17
Declassification Date:
1993 Oct 18
Declassification Status:
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Accession Number:
Document Number(s):
CF-48-12-193; Copy 2A; Copy2A
Originating Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
This correspondence is concerning the RaLa content of Hanford slugs for run #28. It refers to misunderstandings that resulted during a poor telephone connection on December 15, 1948, between Hanford and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). A teletype, requesting thirty-eight units from a maximum flux and a minimum exposure period of forty days and asking that the slugs contain approximately 7,000 curies total, was sent out today by ORNL. The figure mentioned in the teletype, 115/curies slug, at time of dissolving was a calculated figure based on our best guest as to the exposure flux and downtime of your pile. The actual curie-content was 72.5/slug as determined by analysis of the dissolver solution and corrected for decay at L.S.T. at 1310, November 21, 1948. Out of a total of 1,380 curies we shipped, this was a chemical yield of 52.5 percent which was slightly lower than normal since the average for 1947 was 62.3 percent. By correcting the dissolver analysis result of 72.5 curies/slug to discharge time from the pile, they will average about 115 curies/slug. The next run is planned to start on January 9 or 10, 1949, depending upon the date of arrival of the shipment from Hanford.

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