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Semiannual Report, January 1 to July 1, 1952, Y-12 Plant, Industrial Fire Protection
Underwood, G L [Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Co., Oak Ridge, TN US]; Elam, W O [Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Co., Oak Ridge, TN US]
Subject Terms:
electrical, Y-12 Plant; fire protection, building
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:
1952 Jul 25
Declassification Date:
1979 Dec 31
Declassification Status:
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Accession Number:
Document Number(s):
Y-892/IR, 19856
Originating Research Org.:
Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corporation
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
This report covers all important accomplishments and changes affecting the fire risk in the Y-12 Plant during the first half of 1952. It discusses the major fire protection accomplishments during the reporting period, major fire protection objectives for the next reporting period, summary of all fire losses, number of fires, and fire causes during the reporting period. It also gives a detailed description of all fires involving loss in excess of $500 during the reporting period. Ten sub-standard wooden buildings were torn down and salvaged. Major alterations were done to several buildings. There were six important occupancy changes. Water supply improvements of major character were approximately 1,584 feet of 8 inch water main was added to the new switch yard in the 1501-1 area, and three fire hydrants were installed on the new water mains at 1501-1. Two electrical fires, a building fire, and a flammable liquid fire were reported with estimated damages of $500 and above. Some other actions taken which would tend to effect a major improvement in the Plant's Fire Defense were a Spring Clean-up campaign, classes held on fire protection and extinguishment for new employees, and twenty-eight evacuation drills were held. An overall summary of fires during the reporting period were 63 with total damages being $3,756.45.

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