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Capabilities and resources for tritium research and development

Capabilities and resources for tritium research and development

Date: February 7, 1974
Creator: unknown
Description: Information and flow diagrams are presented from a presentation on tritium research and development activities at the Mound Laboratory. Topics include metal-hydrogen systems, gas dynamics and cryogenic separations, materials research, and helium diffusion and tritium effluent control.
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Volume reduction system for solid and liquid TRU waste from the nuclear fuel cycle. Quarterly report, October--December, 1976

Volume reduction system for solid and liquid TRU waste from the nuclear fuel cycle. Quarterly report, October--December, 1976

Date: December 31, 1977
Creator: unknown
Description: The primary objective of this project is to provide design criteria for a volume reduction system to treat combustible solids and liquids generated in the nuclear fuel cycle. Progress has been made in each of the major areas of interest. Primary emphasis has been in the design and purchasing of equipment for liquid feed mechanisms and in evaluating technology available for compaction of empty waste containers. Contacts have been made with several commercial firms involved in various areas of the nuclear industry such as fuel reprocessing, handling and transportation, architectural engineering, and electric power. Firms in all these areas have expressed a strong general interest in the Cyclone Incinerator. Details will be made available as commitments are made. Efforts are being made with each of these firms to characterize their wastes and determine volumes involved.
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Proposal to process RTNS-II accelerator targets for LLL

Proposal to process RTNS-II accelerator targets for LLL

Date: December 20, 1977
Creator: Mershad, E.A.; Clift, W.A.; Wieneke, R.E.; Coffey, D.L.; Nesslage, G.V.; Metcalf, L.W. et al.
Description: This proposal is submitted in response to a programmatic need at LLL for a supplier of 50-cm targets (tritided) for the new RTNS-II facility. Previous letters of inquiry to Mound also delineate a need for recovery of tritium from expended RTNS-II targets. As explained in this proposal, the tritided target manufacturing and tritium recovery can be accomplished in an efficient and timely manner at Mound Facility. Mound has been a major tritium handling facility for over 20 yr. Multigram quantities of tritium are routinely handled in various production, recovery, research, and development processes. Mound is widely recognized as a leader in the design, installation, and operation of high-purity glovebox atmosphere systems, and tritium containment, effluent control, and waste packaging systems. Demonstrated performance and experience in these strategic technology areas makes this facility ideally suited for meeting LLL`s tritided accelerator target needs. After consolidation and evaluation of various inputs of information, the authors feel confident that Mound can fabricate and recover RTNS-II targets to meet LLL requirements. This proposal, therefore, outlines their plan for performing this work and requests that Mound Facility be designated by LLL as the fabrication and recovery site for large-diameter fully tritided accelerator targets.
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MAD-1021 slapper fabrication, LASL P.O. CM8-2909G-1

MAD-1021 slapper fabrication, LASL P.O. CM8-2909G-1

Date: January 29, 1979
Creator: Nesslage, G.V. & VanKlompenberg, R.A.
Description: One hundred MAD-1021 slapper test devices were built to fill the reimbursable order CM8-2909G-1 for W.F. Hemsing of Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Physical vapor deposition (PVD) techniques were successfully used to prepare the slapper foil assemblies. The 0. 381 mm square bridge foils were of aluminium 3 micrometers thick. Copper solder pads of 1.0 to 1.5 micrometer thickness were also applied using PVD techniques. A total of 120 were fabricated and submitted to the fabrication group for assembly. The 100 completed slapper units were fabricated with 0.025 mm thick Kapton flyers. Barrels for these slapper units were 0.38 mm long with a 0.42 mm diameter.
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Mound Facility. 1978 annual report

Mound Facility. 1978 annual report

Date: December 31, 1979
Creator: unknown
Description: For Mound Facility, the year 1978 was one of progress marked by enhanced mission assignments and significant milestones. The thirtieth anniversary of the site was celebrated, and Monsanto Research Corporation began a new 5 year contract to operate the Mound Facility. Long-standing production assignments were strengthened, and were were given a new responsibility: to develop and produce all ceramic parts used in Mound-build products. progress toward US energy objectives was bolstered by Mound programs supporting the development of nuclear fusion poser, unlocking previously us attainable fossil fuels, ensuring the safety and security of nuclear material handling operations, and exploring the real promise of energy form the sun. In 1978, we focused our attention on many efforts aimed at a brighter, more secure future.
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Annual highlights report for 1975

Annual highlights report for 1975

Date: March 1, 1976
Creator: Flitcraft, R.K. & McClain, J.R.
Description: Mound`s work through the year centered on development, production, and surveillance of weapon components; development and assembly of plutonium-238 heat sources; production and sales of stable isotopes; separation of special radioisotopes; development of Safeguards procedures for nuclear materials control; and development of improved techniques for effluent control and waste management. Reductions in funding for certain programs led to reductions in the work force during the last half of the year. Year end employment was 1542, down 157 from January 1. Application of the Zero-Base Budgeting concept, particularly in the overhead areas, enabled the Laboratory to manage the funding reductions with minimal impact on vital services.
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Report for ad hoc committee on status and trends in bioassay of inhaled heavy elements by photon counting

Report for ad hoc committee on status and trends in bioassay of inhaled heavy elements by photon counting

Date: December 31, 1976
Creator: Tomlinson, F.K.
Description: This report focuses on detectors for the assessment of inhaled heavy radioactive elements. Currently, phoswich detectors are the most prevalent type of detectors in use for assessing lung depositions of heavy element low-energy photon emitters. These detectors, along with their associated instrumentation, have proven their reliability for routine monitoring. Most phoswich detector systems are capable of detecting about one-half lung burden of {sup 238}Pu or about one and one-fourth lung burdens of {sup 239}Pu on an average individual who has a uniform distribution of plutonium in the lungs. Most all the large area NaI detection arrays have been replaced by the phoswich detectors. The NaI detectors are similar in basic characteristic to the phoswich, however, the large area NaI detectors exhibit higher background and sensitivities at the lower energies (< 70 keV) used for assessing inhalation exposures of heavy elements. Some lung counter facilities use proportional counters for assessments. Those in current use have anti-coincidence chambers to reduce background counts and improve the sensitivity. Semiconductor detectors are only practical when used in arrays and, therefore, are the most expensive detection system available.
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Cyclone Incinerator development program FY 1976 annual report

Cyclone Incinerator development program FY 1976 annual report

Date: December 31, 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: On July 1, 1975, Monsanto Research Corporation was funded by ERDA/DWMT to continue studies at Mound Laboratory with a cyclone incinerator pilot plant for the consolidation of low level radioactive wastes. The report summarizes activities associated with the LSA Cyclone Incinerator Program for the period from July 1, 1975, to June 30, 1976. The document includes work performed in June, 1976, which has not been previously reported. The pilot plant had been installed prior to July 1, 1975, to investigate the feasibility of this method for effectively reducing the volume of LSA wastes. Such a method is badly needed to reduce the costs of transporting such wastes and improving the safety of disposing of them. In addition to using the incinerator to develop parameters for the efficient volume reduction of Mound-generated wastes, the unit is also available for studies to adapt this incinerator concept to the needs of other ERDA sites. The results of such studies then can be used to construct suitable incinerators at these sites.
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Hazard evaluation of the Special Metallurgical (SM) Building at Mound Laboratory

Hazard evaluation of the Special Metallurgical (SM) Building at Mound Laboratory

Date: August 6, 1976
Creator: Flanagan, T.M.
Description: The purpose of this report is to identify, assess, and document the hazards which are associated with the existence of The Special Metallurgical (SM) building at Mound Laboratory. This report is not intended to be as comprehensive as a formal Safety Analysis Report (SAR), although the same systematic approach used to analyze hazards in SARs was utilized to develop this document. Details of the Mound Laboratory site and the approach used to evaluate hazards can be found in other reports which are documented in this report.
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Mound Laboratory annual report CY 1974

Mound Laboratory annual report CY 1974

Date: October 1, 1975
Creator: Flitcraft, R.K.
Description: This 1974 annual report presents a brief overview of work being performed in the following areas at the Mound Plant: explosive operations, nuclear operations, analytical developments, environmental control and waste management, computer programming, and supporting activities.
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