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ORNL Radioisotope Distribution Program Fy 1975 Cost-Price Study
Subject Terms:
ERDA, distribution program; I-131, Co-60, Kr-85, gas; cost-price study, ORNL; radioisotope, fission products
Document Location:
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Document Categories:
Radioisotope Power Supplies Including Isotopic Systems for Nuclear Auxiliary Power\General; Radioisotope Power Supplies Including Isotopic Systems for Nuclear Auxiliary Power\General
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Publication Date:
1976 Feb 06
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Document Number(s):
ORNL/CF-76/41; 760129
Originating Research Org.:
Union Carbide Nuclear Division
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
The radioisotope distribution program operated at a loss relative to full-cost recovery in FY-1975. Exclusive of the products for which prices are set by ERDA policy, the program recovered revenue slightly over fund cost. The recommendations given in this report included some intended to recover full cost in subsequent years, some which should recover fund costs but not full cost, and some which will not recover fund cost. General recommendations presented to reflect changes in practices which should benefit the program were (1) change quantity discounts to apply on a per shipment basis rather than a per order basis; (2) establish a minimum order of $100 for all items which have minimums less than $100; (3) revise the multiple charge rates for gas handling to a flat $20 per unit applicable to all gas shipments; (4) approve more active marketing approach; (5) approve the disposal of withdrawn items by sale to commercial suppliers; (6) provide programmatic funding sufficient to support those items which cannot reasonably be expected to recover costs but whose retention in the program is beneficial; and (7) adjust dollar values of inventoriable materials to correspond to real values by writeoff of prior years' costs.

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