Criticality safety aspects of K-25 Building uranium deposit removal

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The K-25 Building of the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (now the K-25 Site) went into operation during World War II as the first large scale production plant to separate {sup 235}U from uranium by the gaseous diffusion process. It operated successfully until 1964, when it was placed in a stand-by mode. The Department of Energy has initiated a decontamination and decommissioning program. The primary objective of the Deposit Removal (DR) Project is to improve the nuclear criticality safety of the K-25 Building by removing enriched uranium deposits from unfavorable-geometry process equipment to below minimum critical mass. The method utilized ... continued below

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Haire, M.J.; Jordan, W.C.; Ingram, J.C. III & Stinnet, E.C. Jr. December 31, 1995.

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The K-25 Building of the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (now the K-25 Site) went into operation during World War II as the first large scale production plant to separate {sup 235}U from uranium by the gaseous diffusion process. It operated successfully until 1964, when it was placed in a stand-by mode. The Department of Energy has initiated a decontamination and decommissioning program. The primary objective of the Deposit Removal (DR) Project is to improve the nuclear criticality safety of the K-25 Building by removing enriched uranium deposits from unfavorable-geometry process equipment to below minimum critical mass. The method utilized to accomplish this are detailed in this report.

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  • Annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), Philadelphia, PA (United States), 25-29 Jun 1995

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  • Other: DE95003445
  • Report No.: CONF-950601--1
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OT21400
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 42359
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc682533

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Haire, M.J.; Jordan, W.C.; Ingram, J.C. III & Stinnet, E.C. Jr. Criticality safety aspects of K-25 Building uranium deposit removal, article, December 31, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc682533/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.