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Accumulation of Radioactivity in Columbia River Fish in the Vicinity of the Hanford Works

Description: Abstract: The data obtained from the radioassay of fish collected in vicinity of the Hanford Works between April, 1948 and June, 1950 are presented. Most of the radioactivity in the fish resulted from the concentration of p32 in the scales, bone, and certain visceral organs. The level of activity density in the fish was influenced by size, feeding habits and metabolic rate in addition to the activity density of the water. Changes in operation of nuclear reactors have resulted in progressive increases in activity densities of fish from one year to the next. The levels of radioactivity are not sufficiently high to be hazardous to either the fish or persons eating them.
Date: July 1, 1952
Creator: Olson, P. A., Jr. & Foster, Richard F.

Preparation and Properties of RAF Solutions : Low Acid TBP Flowsheets HW Number 4 and HW Number 5

Description: This report follows work with the purposes of determining the minimum amount of nitric acid required to dissolve slurries of stored metal waste, determining the stability of such metastable solutions as a function of their chemical compositions - primarily acidity - versus time and temperature, and to define a feed suitable for a low-acid TBP process flowsheet, and to indicate the range of variations in composition which can be tolerated for plant operation.
Date: July 25, 1950
Creator: Maness, R. F. & Harmon, M. K.

Examination of Discharged Process Tubes

Description: Introduction: "The observations reported in this document were obtained by C.H. Pitt during his assignment to the Corrosion Group September through October 1951. The tubes examined were: 1.) 0893-F Discharged for corrosion examination after leaking; 2.) 1488-DR Discharged to determine caused of obstruction; 3.) 2276-D Discharged for corrosion examination; 4.) 2376-D Discharged for corrosion examination; 5.) 1185-H Discharged to evaluate the effect of magnesium front dummies."
Date: July 21, 1952
Creator: Dalrymple, R. S.

A Description of the Acetone-Dye Solution Method of Demarcating a Leak Process Tubing While in the Pile

Description: Abstract: "A method has been devised and successfully used for marking a leaking pile process tube prior to its removal from the pile, such that subsequent location of the leak is more easily accomplished. An acetone solution of Testor's Dark Red Airplane Dope is poured into the suspect tube. The solution leaks from the hole and stains the surrounding area a light pink. To date the method has been used on tubes 3573F, 0486F, 0867F, and 3670F."
Date: July 16, 1952
Creator: DeHollander, W. R.

Urine Analysis for Tritium Oxide

Description: This report analyzes a procedure based on the production of acetylene from the active water, with subsequent measurement of the ionization caused by the tritium beta particle. This eliminates the troublesome absorption on the chamber walls when hydrogen is used, and provides a rapid method for the preparation of the urine samples.
Date: July 27, 1949
Creator: Healy, J. W.

Laboratory Demonstration of Redox Feed Head-End Treatment ; Ruthenium Volatilization and Manganese Dioxide Scavenging

Description: From introduction: "The prime motive behind the experiments described in this report and in those preceding it in this series is the desire to reduce the number of Redox cycles necessary for decontamination from fission products of the plutonium and uranium streams sufficient to allow final disposition of these two products...This report deals with the mechanics of manganese dioxide handing, laboratory development of manganese dioxide scavenging, and a series of experiments at multicurie level combining ruthenium volatilization and manganese dioxide scavenging in stainless steel equipment."
Date: July 15, 1951
Creator: Hicks, H. G.; McCormack, C. G. & Roake, W. E.