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Title: Our Hidden Past: Precious Metals

Y-12's calutrons required electrical conductor material, but during the war, copper was in short supply. The U.S. Treasury loaned Y-12 14,700 tons of silver, valued at $600M. All but 67 tons was returmore »ned after the war, and those 67 tons remained in Building 9731 until 1970 for use in separating isotopes for medical research.« less
Title: Our Hidden Past: Precious Metals
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Publication Date: 2017-01-01
OSTI Identifier: 1341015
DOE Contract Number: AC0500OR22800
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE ; 07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCES ; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE ; Y-12 ; SILVER ; URANIUM-235 ; URANIUM-238 ; COPPER ; CALUTRONS ; ISOTOPES ; BUILDING 9731
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 00:04:24
System Entry Date: 2018-06-04