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Handling of Wastes From 205 Building
Subject Terms:
flouride; phosphate; radioactive fission; sodium carbonate; uranium
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:
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Health, Safety and Environment\Waste Management
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Publication Date:
1944 May 01
Declassification Date:
1963 Oct 17
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Originating Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OpenNet Entry Date:
1995 Nov 02
The process wastes from the separations plant contain the radioactive fission products of the pile chain reaction, the uranium metal salts and all of the process chemicals. All of the waste solutions are treated in Cell 5 with sodium carbonate to neutralize the acidity, raising the Ph level to about 8. All of the metal waste from the separations plant has been held in underground storage tanks. In March 6, discharge of the chemical waste that was being held in the W-6 stogage tank did not exceed the rate of processing and the supernatant contained about .7% of the activity of the metal being processed.

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