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Health Physics Progress Report, February 1 - 29, 1948
Subject Terms:
clothing counter, beta, gamma; film monitoring, air sampling; health physics, hand counts; progress report, survey; radiation, contamination; uranium, Y-12 Plant
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; Specific Material\Uranium
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Publication Date:
1948 Mar 09
Declassification Date:
1979 Dec 31
Declassification Status:
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Document Number(s):
Y-134, 9313
Originating Research Org.:
Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corporation
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
This document contains the Health Physics Progress Report for February 1 - 29, 1948. Hand contamination in the Uranium Machine Shop of Building 9766 is not expected to improve until the operators can wear gloves constantly, and the kid-leather gloves designed for this purpose have not been received. Out of 28 air samples taken in various buildings, two above-tolerance concentrations were obtained in Building 9212 involving dumping green salt from Ball Mill following milling. It was recommended that the operator wear a Dustfoe Respirator while performing this operation, and steps were taken to confine the operation to a dry box. Because the Health Physics Group's future responsibility of determining which departments will be provided protective clothing on the basis of uranium exposure, a reproduction of the Alpha Clothing Counter was fabricated and installed in the laundry to determine the extent of exposure by clothing counts. When enough data is accumulated, definite recommendations will be made. The Analytical Laboratory received an ammonium Ditubylate sample from Oak Ridge National Laboratories for analysis, and no above-tolerance exposures were experienced as indicated by film and instrument monitoring. Because of the need for increased film monitoring, an order was placed for the Weston Densitometer with the Atomic Energy Commission Instrument Branch. After a thorough study of needs for the group, it was decided to add a new job classification, radiation inspector, whose duties would consist largely of field measurements.

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