Document Details


Title:
Health Physics Division Quarterly Report for Period Ending August 31, 1948
Author(s):
Morgan, K Z [ORNL, Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corp., Oak Ridge]; Morgan, K Z [ORNL, Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corp., Oak Ridge]
Subject Terms:
health physics, ORNL; instrument development; particulate contamination; waste disposal
Document Location:
DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Science.gov Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email: doeic@oro.doe.gov
Document Categories:
Health, Safety and Environment\Waste Management; Science and Technology\Instruments and Equipment
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1948 Oct 13
Declassification Date:
1979 Jun 25
Declassification Status:
Declassified
Document Pages:
14
Accession Number:
ORF65920
Document Number(s):
ORNL 166, TID-1113
Originating Research Org.:
Atomic Energy Commission
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
Description/Abstract:
This document contains the Quarterly Report for the period ending August 31, 1948. A primary objective of the Instrument Development Group is to improve the present Health Physics radiation instrumentation to a level comparable to that of instruments produced in quantity by reliable production concerns. Considerable effort was devoted to the objective of making the Walkie Poppy (Alpha Survey Meter) the subject of a suitable commercial development contract. Major objectives of the program involving the reorganization of waste disposal studies were to evaluate and minimize radiation hazards incident to our own practices in the disposal of radioactive wastes; to provide fundamental information on the behavior of released radioactive wastes as a basis for intelligent public health policies and protection standards; and to obtain information which may contribute to our national defense. Definite plans for preliminary surveys of the Watts Bar Reservoir have been completed. Problems under study were the radiation effects due to fast neutrons and Bremsstrahlung evaluations. The personnel and facilities of the Experimental Physics Group have been largely devoted to problems for agencies other than the Atomic Energy Commission. The paramount problem from our own laboratory has been the particulate radioactive contamination of the atmosphere in the ORNL area, and the extent of contamination is being evaluated. Figures are included.


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