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RaLa Development Work - Request for Hanford Slugs
Subject Terms:
Development Program; RaLa, Hanford slugs, ORNL; curie, production run; hazardous, request, uranium
Cook, R.W. (Atomic Energy Commission, Oak Ridge, TN (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
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Publication Date:
1949 Dec 28
Declassification Date:
1993 Oct 18
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Originating Research Org.:
Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corporation
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
This correspondence is concerning RaLa Development Work - Request for Hanford slugs. The Development Program, designed to provide a more efficient and less hazardous RaLa process, is progressing well. A number of small-scale (one-curie level) semi-works runs and one 600-curie run in the 706-D Building have resulted in chemical yields of 99 percent, as compared with an average of 67.3 percent for the production runs made during 1949. Before going any further on the Development Program or recommending this resin column process for the production of kilocurie quantities of RaLa, the effects of radiation in large-activity-scale runs on the Dowex 50 resin must be determined. The best practical method to make this determination and at the same time examine the quality of the RaLa produced is an actual full-scale run. A request was made that seventy-six, four-inch Hanford slugs, having at least forty days' irradiation at a high flux, be delivered to Oak Ridge National Laboratory by January 15, 1950.

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