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Mound Laboratory Liquid Waste Disposal Research Quarterly Report for April - June, 1950

Description: The following report is a quarterly report conducted by the Monsanto Chemical Company for liquid waste disposal research, covering the period April through June, 1950. This report discusses experiments that were carried out with both neutralized second-cycle wastes and pure isotope which show that, in general, the presence of fluoride ion does not interfere with the removal of fission products from waste solutions.
Date: July 1, 1950
Creator: Monsanto Chemical Company
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Volume II solicitation package for solicitation no. 522887-5422 {open_quotes}site electrical replacements & substation{close_quotes} subproject: 69 KV substation

Description: This solicitation is for the U.S. Department of Energy under Prime Contract No. DE-AC04-88-DP43495 with EG&G Mound Applied Technologies. Ohio Sales or Use taxes are not to be included in the proposal price. Applicable taxes due or owing to the State of Ohio will be paid by the buyer under Direct Payment Permit No. 98-002230. Refer to Form ML-2487, General Provisions, Article 24, {open_quotes}Federal, State & Local Taxes{close_quotes}. Sellers are advised that purchases of building and construction materials for incorporation into a structure or improvement to a real property which is accepted for ownership by the United States or one of its agencies are exempt from Ohio Sales and Use taxes. Unnecessarily elaborate brochures or other presentations beyond those sufficient to present a complete and effective response to this solicitation are not desired and may be construed as an indication of the seller`s lack of cost consciousness. Elaborate art work, expensive paper and binding, and expensive visual and other presentation aids are neither necessary nor wanted.
Date: May 3, 1991
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Conceptual design report for facilities capability assurance program (FCAP) roads and parking lot replacements FY 1994 line item

Description: Mound, located in Montgomery County, Miamisburg, Ohio, on the east bank of the Great Miami River, was established in 1948 by the Atomic Energy Commission to develop and manufacture explosive devices for the United States Government. Mound occupies 305 acres and at present the facility is operated by EG&G Mound Applied Technologies. It is devoted to research, development, testing and manufacturing of components for nuclear weapons systems under the auspices of the United States Department of Energy (DOE). The complex employs approximately 2,200 people generating an annual payroll in excess of $75 million. Whereas Government sponsors have traditionally placed great emphasis on new technological concepts and manufacturing processes for weapons, unfortunately, such has not been the case in the maintenance of the roadway infrastructure. The roadway system which, for the most part is 40 years old, must be restored to a condition which will ensure smooth transportation of weapon component production, safe access for emergency and fire vehicles and safe ingress and egress for pedestrian personnel. This Facilities Capability Assurance Program (FCAP) project will provide this much needed restoration.
Date: January 6, 1992
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Safety assessment of outdoor live fire range

Description: The following Safety Assessment (SA) pertains to the outdoor live fire range facility (LFR). The purpose of this facility is to supplement the indoor LFR. In particular it provides capacity for exercises that would be inappropriate on the indoor range. This SA examines the risks that are attendant to the training on the outdoor LFR. The outdoor LFR used by EG&G Mound is privately owned. It is identified as the Miami Valley Shooting Grounds. Mondays are leased for the exclusive use of EG&G Mound.
Date: May 1, 1989
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Quality program plan

Description: This report describes a quality program plan for the Mound laboratory. Areas include variation engineering, technical manual process control systems, process performance data, product index system, promotional marketing program, quality engineering staff, ultimate use education, and management reporting.
Date: July 15, 1977
Creator: Kelly, D.P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

LWRHU EB weld development

Description: Electron beam weld development studies were performed for both the platinum frit vent-to-vent cap weld and also the vent cap-to-body weld for the LWRHU Project using a Hamilton Standard EBW-6 Electron Beam Welder. A total of six (6) development welds each was performed to establish welding parameters and procedures which would produce satisfactory and acceptable welds. The relatively small size of the platinum frit vent dictated that the frit-to-vent cap weld would have to be limited as to depth of penetration and also to minimize the reduction of the porous frit areas.
Date: January 22, 1980
Creator: Greene, L.A.
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Electrokinetic decontamination of concrete

Description: ELECTROSORB Electrokinetic Extraction Technology, developed by ISOTRON Corp., offers a cost-effective approach to treating contaminated concrete. Heavy metals/radionuclides trapped in concrete can be extracted using this process if they are chemically solubilized; solubilizers used are citric acid alone and a mixture of citric and nitric acids. A DC electric field is applied across the contaminated concrete to electrokinetically transport the solubilized contaminants from the concrete pores to a collector on the concrete surface. The collector is an extraction pad laid on the surface. The pad provides confinement for a planar electrode and solubilizer solution; it is operated under a vacuum to hold the pad against the concrete surface. Operation requires little attendance, reducing the workers` health hazards. The process incorporates a mechanism for recycling the solubilizer solution. A field demonstration of the process took place in Building 21 of DOE`s Mound facility in Miamisburg, OH, over 12 days in June 1996. The thorium species present in this building`s concrete floors included ThO{sub 2} and thorium oxalate. The nitric acid was found to facilitate Th extraction.
Date: December 31, 1996
Creator: Lomasney, H.L.; SenGupta, A.K. & Yachmenev, V.
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The solution chemistry of polonium (Ad Interim Report)

Description: This document is a March 1949 Ad Interim Report from the Mound Laboratory on the solution chemistry of polonium. A consideration of the valences of the elements of the Group VI-A would indicate that the oxidation states of -2, 2, 4, and 6 might be expected for polonium. From the decrease in stability of the hydrides of these elements with increase in atomic number, one would expect that the compound H{sub 2} Po would be very unstable and that the oxidation state of -2 would not occur in solution. Furthermore, the stability of the oxidation state +6 as well as the stability of the highest oxidation state of a given element decreases as the atomic number increases in Group VI-A and Period VI respectively. For these reasons, the oxidation state +6 for polonium would be expected to occur only in a strongly oxidizing medium. The +4 state would be expected to be stable. The work discussed herein indicates that polonium exists as PoO{sup ++} in a nonoxidizing or reducing medium.
Date: March 22, 1949
Creator: Haring, M.M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Action description memorandum for the FY 1989 line item: Environmental, safety and health upgrades, Phase 2

Description: This ADM documents the evaluation of the potential environmental impact hazards from the Environmental, Safety and Health Upgrades, Phase 2, project. Environmental, Safety and Health Upgrades, Phase 2, project is a $6,500,000 Line Item project for FY 1989. ES and H Phase 2, is a portion of a continuing effort to protect the environment, neighbors and employees from any adverse effects caused by the development and production missions of EG and G Mound Applied Technologies. The three parts of ES and H Phase 2 include: (A) new piping to separate potable water from domestic and process water; (B) improvements in explosive storage facilities; and (C) upgrades of the fuel oil storage systems, including a new tank, the containment basin, and dike.
Date: March 1, 1989
Creator: Adams, F.S.; Hunter, M.R. & Anderson, C.R.
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Resistivity of polonium (Ad Interim)

Description: Apparatus for measuring the resistivity of polonium is described. This equipment has been built and tested. No resistivity measurements were made, however, because the method of determining the purity of the sample has not been perfected.
Date: March 9, 1949
Creator: Haring, M.M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design criteria for SW-205 capillary system

Description: This design criteria covers the converting of the SW-250 Capillary System from fumehood manual operation to sealed glovebox automated operation. The design criteria contains general guidelines and includes drawings reflecting a similar installation at another site. Topics include purpose and physical description, architectural-engineering requirements, reference document, electrical, fire protection, occupational safety and health, quality assurance, and security.
Date: April 1, 1989
Creator: Lyons, W.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ten-year plan for decontamination and decommissioning for Mound Laboratory

Description: The ten-year plan for decontamination and decommissioning for Mound Laboratory consists of 14 projects including three which are identified as starting prior to FY 1980 but extend into the period FY 1980 through FY 1989. The total cost of $36,215,000 in FY 1979 dollars, as shown on the following chart, does not include the cost of the removal of contaminated soil identified in Mound`s {open_quotes}Radioactive Waste Management Site Plan.{close_quotes} There is insufficient information at this time to make an estimate of this cost. However, by early FY 1981, the data necessary to make an estimate will be available from the site survey, and the ten-year plan can then be amended to include the cost for removal of the contaminated soil.
Date: June 30, 1977
Creator: Freeman, S. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Environmental assessment and planning at Mound - environmental monitoring capabilities and personnel profiles

Description: Through its long experience with radioactive materials, Mound has developed a comprehensive, routine, offsite, environmental surveillance program to safeguard its employees, the physical plant, and the integrity of the surrounding environment from any potential adverse effects of its widely diverse operations. Effluent samples are analyzed for radiological and non-radiological parameters. The environment surrounding Mound Facility is continuously monitored - air, water, foodstuffs, vegetation, soil, and silt samples are analyzed to ensure that radioisotopic concentrations and other possible pollutants are well within the stringent standards adopted by the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agencies (both federal and state), and various regional and local agencies. Moreover, this environmental surveillance program has been designed to ensure that the facility is designed, constructed, managed, operated, and maintained in a manner that continues to meet all federal, state, and local standards for environmental protection. Work in environmental science has been broadened to assess environmental factors associated with various aspects of the National Energy Plan. Both the management and staff at Mound have undertaken a firm commitment to make Mound`s environmental monitoring capabilities available to agencies that have the responsibility for the resolution of important environmental issues.
Date: July 1, 1996
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Tentative method for the determination of uranium isotopes in soil and air samples

Description: The analytical procedure described in this document is a tentative method for the determination of uranium isotopes in soil and air samples. It is being collaboratively tested according to an interagency agreement. Data from the collaborative test will be examined and information on the precision and accuracy of the method will be obtained.
Date: December 2, 1977
Creator: Casella, V.R.; Bishop, C.T.; Glosby, A.A. & Phillips, C.A.
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C.2 analysis of the environmental effects of the Nuclear Facilities Modernization project

Description: This analysis indicates that the potential impacts associated with the current/projected Mound tritium operations are adequately bounded by the existing environmental impacts analyzed in the FEIS. It also indicates that the incremental impacts of the NFM project will make a positive contribution to the overall impact of current/projected tritium operations. Except for minor and normal temporary conditions during the construction and demolition phases, the NFM project would measurably reduce the likelihood of adverse consequences to the environment. Relocation of the PE/PD laboratory operations from the SW/R Tritium Complex to the T Building will place these operations in a safer, state-of-the-art glovebox systems. Through the utilization of modern laboratory equipment and enhanced containment, the project will reduce the quantity of routine airborne tritium releases and volume of solid tritiated wastes resulting from routine PE/PD laboratory operations. The increased reliance placed on engineered safety aspects and stronger mitigative measures by the project will also reduce the risk associated with these operations by reducing both the probability and consequences of unusual occurrences involving uncontrolled tritium releases.
Date: April 1, 1991
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Operational readiness and operational readiness review program plan

Description: The purpose of this program and set of procedures is to describe Mound`s plan to conduct and document Operational Readiness (OR) and Operational Readiness Reviews (ORR). The OR process provides a formal, auditable methodology for obtaining operational readiness of Category 1, Category 2, and Category 3 hazard facilities, systems, processes, or operations. This effort and subsequent review must, at a minimum, consider environmental, safety, health, technical, operational, programmatic and administrative activities. The ORR is used as a contractor line management tool for making initial start and restart decisions. It is the intent of this policy to establish the requirements for Mound OR and ORR projects.
Date: October 1, 1992
Creator: Depew, E.G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Capabilities, activities and resource of Mound laboratory

Description: Mound Laboratory, Miamisburg, Ohio is operated by Monsanto Research Corporation and is responsible to the Albuquerque Operations Office. It is an integrated production and laboratory facility which performs production and process development for weapons programs and conducts research and development for several other ERDA programs. Its missions are directed toward explosives and nuclear technologies. Total authorized plant and equipment is valued at $105.3 million. Gross operating funds for FY 1975 are estimated at $42.5 million. FY 1975 employment at midyear was 1,699. This paper provides an overview of the staff and technical qualifications, and technical capabilities of the Mound Laboratory.
Date: March 18, 1975
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A high-speed low-sensitivity calorimeter for high activity (Ad Interim Report)

Description: This document is a March 1949 Ad Interim Report on the development of a high-speed, low-sensitivity calorimeter at the Mound Laboratory. This calorimeter is a zero-compensating, thermocouple, twin type. The outside diameter of the aluminum tubing was machined for a slip fit into the glass test tube. Prior to assembling in the test tube, an aluminum plug was pressed in it midway from the ends. A groove was also milled on the outside down to the plug, and a copper-constantan thermocouple was secured in the groove after assembly. A single layer of aluminum foil was used to reduce radiation effects, and stray air currents were excluded with a cotton plug. The two arms of the calorimeter were placed in a three-liter beaker filled with water. The constantan leads of the two thermocouples were soldered together to make them compensating. The copper leads were connected to a L & N potentiometer, and a L & N galvanometer was also used. The potentiometer-galvanometer circuit was so connected that before each reading of the EMF of the thermocouples, the thermal EMF in the circuit could be accounted for. The galvanometer was then mounted on a heavy brass plate. The data show that when the galvanometer is suitably mounted, it can be used to measure samples of from 50 to 75 curies with a precision of plus or minus one percent. The calorimeter also comes into equilibrium within 20 minutes. It is planned to study the apparatus to see whether the potentiometer can be dispensed with. It is possible that a direct measurement can be made with a suitable galvanometer, scale, and focusing lamp.
Date: March 2, 1949
Creator: Haring, M.M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department