Overview of ''Red Oil'' Frequency Analyses for F-Canyon

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A very small potential exists in the Savannah River Site (SRS) separations operations for an uncontrolled reaction between tri-n-butyl phosphate (TBP) and nitric acid that could result in unacceptable damage to separations facilities and a significant release of radioactive materials. The recent ''red oil'' (TBP and nitric acid) accident in Tomsk, Russia, resulted in considerable damage and radioactive release. Explosions have also occurred at SRS during the early years of operations. While the SRS separations facilities have operated without incident for many years, it is prudent to revisit the SRS defense-in-depth approach to preventing such an accident and to upgrade ... continued below

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Lux, C.R. July 19, 2000.

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A very small potential exists in the Savannah River Site (SRS) separations operations for an uncontrolled reaction between tri-n-butyl phosphate (TBP) and nitric acid that could result in unacceptable damage to separations facilities and a significant release of radioactive materials. The recent ''red oil'' (TBP and nitric acid) accident in Tomsk, Russia, resulted in considerable damage and radioactive release. Explosions have also occurred at SRS during the early years of operations. While the SRS separations facilities have operated without incident for many years, it is prudent to revisit the SRS defense-in-depth approach to preventing such an accident and to upgrade preventive procedures and hardware as appropriate.

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  • Report No.: WSRC-RP-95-910, Rev.0
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • DOI: 10.2172/758792 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 758792
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc712158

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Lux, C.R. Overview of ''Red Oil'' Frequency Analyses for F-Canyon, report, July 19, 2000; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc712158/: accessed November 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.