Plutonium production story at the Hanford site: processes and facilities history

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This document tells the history of the actual plutonium production process at the Hanford Site. It contains five major sections: Fuel Fabrication Processes, Irradiation of Nuclear Fuel, Spent Fuel Handling, Radiochemical Reprocessing of Irradiated Fuel, and Plutonium Finishing Operations. Within each section the story of the earliest operations is told, along with changes over time until the end of operations. Chemical and physical processes are described, along with the facilities where these processes were carried out. This document is a processes and facilities history. It does not deal with the waste products of plutonium production.

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130 p.

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Gerber, M.S., Westinghouse Hanford June 20, 1996.

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  • Westinghouse Hanford Company
    Publisher Info: Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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This document tells the history of the actual plutonium production process at the Hanford Site. It contains five major sections: Fuel Fabrication Processes, Irradiation of Nuclear Fuel, Spent Fuel Handling, Radiochemical Reprocessing of Irradiated Fuel, and Plutonium Finishing Operations. Within each section the story of the earliest operations is told, along with changes over time until the end of operations. Chemical and physical processes are described, along with the facilities where these processes were carried out. This document is a processes and facilities history. It does not deal with the waste products of plutonium production.

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130 p.

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OSTI as DE98054547

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  • Other Information: PBD: 20 Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE98054547
  • Report No.: WHC-MR--0521
  • Grant Number: AC06-96RL13200
  • DOI: 10.2172/664389 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 664389
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc709086

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Gerber, M.S., Westinghouse Hanford. Plutonium production story at the Hanford site: processes and facilities history, report, June 20, 1996; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc709086/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.