Implementing robotics in the Department of Energy Dismantlement Program

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Since the end of the cold war, as our nuclear stockpile has decreased, the Department of Energy (DOE) has been working rapidly to safely dismantle weapons returned by the military. In order to be retired, weapons must be returned to the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. There they are reduced to their component parts. Although many of these parts are not hazardous, some, including certain explosive assemblies and radioactive materials, are sufficiently hazardous so that special handling systems are necessary. This paper will describe several of these systems developed by Sandia for Pantex and their technical basis.

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Jones, A.T. December 31, 1997.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Since the end of the cold war, as our nuclear stockpile has decreased, the Department of Energy (DOE) has been working rapidly to safely dismantle weapons returned by the military. In order to be retired, weapons must be returned to the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. There they are reduced to their component parts. Although many of these parts are not hazardous, some, including certain explosive assemblies and radioactive materials, are sufficiently hazardous so that special handling systems are necessary. This paper will describe several of these systems developed by Sandia for Pantex and their technical basis.

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  • WAC `98: world automation congress, Anchorage, AK (United States), 10-14 May 1998

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  • Other: DE98001261
  • Report No.: SAND--97-2856C
  • Report No.: CONF-980514--
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 629325
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc695405

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Jones, A.T. Implementing robotics in the Department of Energy Dismantlement Program, article, December 31, 1997; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc695405/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.