Final Report - Independent Verification Survey Activities at the Seperations Process Research Unit Sites, Niskayuna, New York

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The Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) complex located on the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) site in Niskayuna, New York, was constructed in the late 1940s to research the chemical separation of plutonium and uranium (Figure A-1). SPRU operated as a laboratory scale research facility between February 1950 and October 1953. The research activities ceased following the successful development of the reduction oxidation and plutonium/uranium extraction processes. The oxidation and extraction processes were subsequently developed for large scale use by the Hanford and Savannah River sites (aRc 2008a). Decommissioning of the SPRU facilities began in October 1953 and continued through ... continued below

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Harpenau, Evan March 15, 2011.

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The Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) complex located on the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) site in Niskayuna, New York, was constructed in the late 1940s to research the chemical separation of plutonium and uranium (Figure A-1). SPRU operated as a laboratory scale research facility between February 1950 and October 1953. The research activities ceased following the successful development of the reduction oxidation and plutonium/uranium extraction processes. The oxidation and extraction processes were subsequently developed for large scale use by the Hanford and Savannah River sites (aRc 2008a). Decommissioning of the SPRU facilities began in October 1953 and continued through the 1990s.

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  • Report No.: 11-IEAV-0883
  • Grant Number: DE-AC06-06OR23100
  • DOI: 10.2172/1015765 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1015765
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc845484

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Harpenau, Evan. Final Report - Independent Verification Survey Activities at the Seperations Process Research Unit Sites, Niskayuna, New York, report, March 15, 2011; Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc845484/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.