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Mercury at Y-12: A Summary of Mercury Use at the Y-12 Plant, Accountability, and Impacts on Y-12 Workers and the Environment 1950 to 1983
Subject Terms:
Air Monitoring; Colex; Mercury; Mercury Exposure; Mercury Vapor; Toxicity; Uranium
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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:
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Health, Safety and Environment\Worker Health and Safety
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Publication Date:
1983 Jun 29
Declassification Date:
1995 May 15
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Originating Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant
OpenNet Entry Date:
1995 Jul 31
Released under Phase II of the Oak Ridge Health Studies Agreement. Report discusses history of Mercury use in the Colex process to separate isotopes of Lithium for use in hyrogen bombs. Many millions of pounds of Mercury made available fromthe National Stockpile were essential to the process of solution of Lithium in Mercury. It was this Mercury used for the Colex process from 1955 to 1963 that is the source of concerns.

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