Document Details


Title:
Radiation Incident of February 1, 1956...A Preliminary Report
Author(s):
Subject Terms:
exposure; radiation
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
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1956 Feb 15
Declassification Date:
1995 Jul 13
Declassification Status:
Declassified
Document Pages:
7
Accession Number:
ORF00922
Document Number(s):
CF-56-2-105
Originating Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OpenNet Entry Date:
1995 Aug 18
Description/Abstract:
On February 1, 1956 at approximately 9:45 AM a homogenous UO2F2 water moderated critical assembly was put on a prompt critical record period, an event initiated by an over addition of fuel to the assembly. Although the automatic safety system operated, assuring termination of the burst, considerable fuel was displaced from the reactor.


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