Document Details


Title:
Plutonium Release
Author(s):
King, L J [auth.]
Subject Terms:
building 3019; contamination; plutonium
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:
1960 Aug 15
Declassification Date:
1995 Jun 27
Declassification Status:
Declassified
Document Pages:
5
Accession Number:
ORF07051
Document Number(s):
CF-60-8-49
Originating Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OpenNet Entry Date:
1995 Aug 18
Description/Abstract:
A non-nuclear explosion involving an evaporator occurred in a shielded cell in the Radiochemical Processing Plant. Of the approximately 15g of plutonium released by the explosion, about 600mg escaped the cell and was deposited on nearby streets and building surfaces and about 70mg contaminated the interior of the building housing the pilot plant.


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