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Health Physics - Hygiene Progress Report, March 1 - 31, 1949
Struxness, E G [Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corp., Oak Ridge, TN]; Struxness, E G [Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corp., Oak Ridge, TN]
Subject Terms:
East Fork Poplar Creek; alpha count method, uranium; health physics, air, water; salvage, exposure; sampling, monitoring, Y-12
Document Location:
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Document Categories:
Health, Safety and Environment\Worker Health and Safety; Specific Material\Uranium
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Publication Date:
1949 Apr 18
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Document Number(s):
Y-385/IR/RI, 21381
Originating Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
This report contains a Health Physics - Hygiene Progress Report for March 1 - 31, 1949. The investigation of the alpha count method for determining uranium in urine was continued. A total of 148 samples of air-borne uranium were taken in 12 different work locations during the period. Approximately 28 percent of these samples gave concentrations in excess of 150 ug/M3 while 35 percent indicated concentrations exceeding an activity of 1225 d/Min/M3. Several methods under scrutiny on urinary uranium for determining degree of exposure were described. Instruments obtained during March were three Electro-Lux Air Samplers and one Densichron densitometer for finger pad monitoring which is now in use and somewhat more sensitive and convenient than the previous one. In Industrial Hygiene, arrangements were made to take samples during this month on ether and chronic acid mist. Out of a total of 74 samples taken of air-borne contaminants, 27 were found to be above tolerance. Tables and a figure of a Densichron denistometer and its mount are included.

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