Document Details

Proposal for RaLa Production
Larson, C E [ORNL, Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Co., Oak Ridge]
Subject Terms:
RaLa Plant, ORNL, proposal; production, cost, slugs
Kasschau, K.A. (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:
Specific Material\General; Nuclear Weapons and Related Technology\General
Document Type:
Publication Date:
1953 Oct 08
Declassification Date:
1963 Feb 28
Declassification Status:
Document Pages:
Accession Number:
Document Number(s):
CF-53-10-67; Copy 9, Series A; 578829; Copy9SeriesA
Originating Research Org.:
Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
This document concerns a proposal for RaLa production. The removal of construction funds for a new RaLa plant from the Idaho Operations Office FY 1954 budget extended the time that Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) would be required to continue operation of the existing interim RaLa unit. The Laboratory wants to repeat the proposal made initially in December 1952, to design and construct a permanent RaLa facility at ORNL at a total program cost of $1,500,000 to be completed within 30 months from the time of program approval. Building a combined RaLa and Multicurie Fission Product Plant is a possibility if both facilities were to be located at ORNL, and RaLa process waste would serve as an excellent source of kilocurie quantities of other fission products such as zirconium-niobium.

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