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Health Physics Progress Report, November 1 - 30, 1947
Murray, R [Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corp., Oak Ridge, TN]; Murray, R [Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corp., Oak Ridge, TN]
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; Health, Safety and Environment\Worker Health and Safety
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Publication Date:
1947 Dec 10
Declassification Date:
1979 Dec 31
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Document Number(s):
Y-76, 8652
Originating Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
This contains the Health Physics Progress Report for November 1 - 30, 1947. The hand counts of the Laboratory Group in 9212 as was shown in similar groups in Buildings 9733-1, 2, 3, and 4, showed general laboratory technique is effective in confining hand contamination to a minimum. One potable water sample taken from the Chemical Recovery area in Building 9204-3, showed radioactive contamination to within 40 percent of tolerance. Twelve additional samples were taken from the same source, four of them being sent to K-25 for analysis, four to Analytical Laboratories and four to the Spectroscopy Laboratory both at Y-12. Results of the Y-12 analyses were not yet completed, but analyses of the K-25 samples indicated no contaminaton was present, and the bottle of the original sample was probably contaminated. To prevent a recurrence of this sort, sample bottles are now cleaned and checked for contamination at K-25 and then sent to Y-12 for use in taking the samples. Surface contamination above-tolerance values was noted in areas of Buildings 9733-4, 9733-3, and 9212. An extension, for use with the Poppy Monitor in surveying floors, was fabricated and is now in use. In preparation for a meeting, the Engineering Department made a survey of the storm and sanitary sewers in the Y-12 area, and samples of process wastes from Buildings 9733-1, -2, and -3 and Building 9212 were analyzed. Conclusions were (1) operations in the Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corporation Plant of Y-12 Area will not cause activity levels in the storm sewer to approach tolerance values; (2) periodic activity checks of storm sewer samples will be made to determine extent of activity; and (3) laboratories in Building 9207 will have to devise ways and means, aided by constant monitoring, to keep activity in the storm sewer below a certain level.

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