Document Details


Title:
Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) Release From Building 9212
Subject Terms:
Building 9212, hazards; exposure, investigation; hydrogen fluoride, HF; plan, report, release
Addressee:
Bostock, D.J. (Martin Marietta Energy Sys., Inc., Y-12, Oak Ridge,); Bostock, D.J. (Martin Marietta Energy Sys., Inc., Y-12, Oak Ridge,)
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\Worker Health and Safety; Health, Safety and Environment\Worker Health and Safety
Document Type:
CORRESPONDENCE, LETTERS, MEMOS
Publication Date:
1992 Apr 28
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
2
Accession Number:
ORF67152
Document Number(s):
YRR-052, 0578
Originating Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
Description/Abstract:
This correspondence is concerning a review of a Type B Investigation Report of the HF release that occurred at Building 9212 at the Y-12 Plant on January 24, 1992. The findings and recommendations as well as DOE's expectations were discussed in a meeting on April 9, 1992. This letter is requesting an action plan for implementation of the Investigation Board's recommendations, addressing how these actions will remedy each of the findings, outlining disciplinary actions to be taken, and delivering this plan to the DOE Y-12 Site Manager within 30 days of receipt of letter. While the Board's recommendations are being implemented, appropriate interim actions should be taken to ensure the safe operation of all hazardous chemical systems, and use of HF in processes at Y-12 should be re-evaluated and eliminated wherever practical. Additional findings to be considered in development of the action plan are (1) cleanup of the spilled HF was inadequate; (2) sixteen minutes of unnecessary HF exposure to individuals after incident was reported; and (3) no attempt was made to formally interview and document observations and accounts of those directly involved until a week after the incident.


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