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Selected Pages From Mercury at Y-12
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Health, Safety and Environment\Worker Health and Safety
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Publication Date:
1983 Jun 30
Declassification Date:
1995 Feb 01
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Originating Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant
OpenNet Entry Date:
1995 Feb 28
Released for Phase II of Health Studies Agreement. Extract from document is a study of Mercury use at the Y-12 Plant, accountability, and impacts on Y-12 workers and the environment. Descriptions and nature of problems for warehouses, receiving operations, bottling operations, Colex process, Lithium tails, etc. Accountability, loss of material, estimates, material vouchers, and storm effects factors are discussed. Conclusion is that a small percentage of the total inventory of Mercury brought into Y-12 was discharged or leaked into the environment during operation of the Lithium cascades. Mercury emissions to air during these operations are estimated to have been about 50,000 lb. Acquatic discharges of Mercury to East Fork Poplar Creek are estimated.

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