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Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Costs: Appalachian and Midwestern Coal Supply Districts

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing costs of strip mining reclamation. As stated in the introduction, "the Bureau of Mines has undertaken this study to determine, as accurately as possible, the actual costs of reclaiming strip mined land in conjunction with active mining operations" (p. 2). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1975
Creator: Evans, Robert J. & Bitler, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Complejo Hidroelectrico General Jose Antonio Paez: Sedimentos en el Embalse

Description: This report is on a study to quantify the production of sediment created by erosion in the upper basin of the Rio Santo Domingo dam site and determine the magnitude of the problem of sedimentation in the "Hydroelectric Complex General Jose Antonio Paez" reservoir.
Date: 1975
Creator: Yanes, Adolfo & Guevara, Juan M.
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Mound Laboratory plutonium study: Presentation to the scientific review panel

Description: This paper describes the Mound plutonium study. The objectives of the project were to evaluate the inventory of plutonium 238 in the environment at Mound, determine the source, and alleviate potential health hazards. Analysis of soils, water, vegetation, fishes, and runoff were performed.
Date: February 19, 1975
Creator: Rogers, D. R.; Westendorf, W. H. & McClain, J. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

LLL comments on The Ultimate Catastrophe

Description: This correspondence provides a discussion of purported hazards of nuclear energy production and weapons research. The possibility of atmospheric burn and oceanic burn are discounted, and the cross sections of Nitrogen are investigated and the concentration of D[sub 2]O in the oceans are considered. In conclusion, extremely conservative calculations demonstrated that it is completely impossible for either the earth`s atmosphere or sea to sustain fusion reactions of either thermonuclear nuclear chain reaction type. And, in particular, such reactions cannot be triggered by the explosion of nuclear weapons, even those having unrealistically high yield and impractical high yield-to-weight.
Date: December 23, 1975
Creator: Batzel, R.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Questions on NEA program for OMB budget presentation

Description: The questions asked and answered include: Why was the program renamed from PNE (Peaceful Nuclear Explosives) to NEA? Why are storage cavities needed? Why can`t existing caves and mines be used? Isn`t a mined cavity safer for radioactive disposal? Why can`t one tolerate asymmetry between the US and USSR PNE capability? Why do we need PNE execution capability to support verification capability? Why shouldn`t the money go directly to verification? What is the priority of PNE research compared to other energy technology research? What is the US obligation under Article V of the NPT if it is determined that PNE`s are not worthwhile? What new information is available which shows that PNE`s will be politically acceptable? How much has been spent to develop PNE`s to date? What viable technology has resulted? The remainder of the paper discusses research programs being carried out on nuclear explosion technology and one technology that has resulted from the PNE program, namely, stimulation of oil and gas extraction.
Date: October 30, 1975
Creator: Hodges, A.J.
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A Gage Block Measurement Process Using Single Wavelength Interferometry

Description: Report describing the interferometric measurement process using a laser light source and a Kosters type gage block interferometer. Continuous evaluation and refinement of the process is aided by statistical treatment and control chart techniques. All error sources, both random and systematic, are evaluated and the process is maintained in a state of statistical control.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Beers, John S.
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Interactions of High Energy Particles With Nuclei

Description: Report discussing elastic scattering and diffractive production processes induced in nuclear targets by high energy projectiles. Special attention is paid to the interaction of high energy hadrons and photons. The common features of all these processes are emphasized throughout the article: The multiple scattering and shadowing processes inside of the target nuclei. An effort is made to develop a unified way of treating nuclear interactions of particles which are either hadrons or exhibit some hadronic components in such interactions.
Date: September 1975
Creator: Czyz, Wieslaw
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of Optically Excited Mercury Molecules

Description: Report presenting new measurement techniques used to obtain potential curves, f-values, and kinetic behavior for Hg2. The Hg2 molecule is representative of a class of molecules which have dissociative ground states and bound excited states. It can therefore be used as a prototype of this class of molecules which are of interest as potential new laser candidates. Because of the non-bound ground state, standard absorption spectroscopic techniques cannot be used to obtain the necessary information about the excited states.
Date: January 1975
Creator: Drullinger, R. E.; Hessel, M. M. & Smith, E. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thermocouple Reference Tables Based on the IPTS-68: Reference Tables in Degrees Fahrenheit for Thermoelements versus Platinum (Pt-67)

Description: Report presenting tables as a supplement to those given in NBS Monograph 125. Tables were calculated from the power series expansions presented in that Monograph. They are based upon the absolute electrical units and the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1968 (IPTS-68). Reference tables for several thermoelements versus platinum (Pt-67) are given with values of the thermoelectric voltage as a function of temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. Only tables for standard letter-designated thermoelements are included.
Date: March 1975
Creator: Powell, Robert L. & Burns, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Remotely piloted vehicles; A selective bibliography

Description: This report is a bibliography from the International Aerospace Abstracts and the Scientific and Technical Aerospace Abstracts on remotely piloted vehicles. Most of the applications of these RPV`s are military in nature.
Date: December 1, 1975
Creator: Farley, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Screech Owl, its Life History and Population Ecology in Northern Ohio

Description: Brief summary of the screech owl in northern Ohio, including food habits, migration and dispersal, breeding biology, population dynamics, pesticides and pollution, polymorphism, status of population,
Date: 1975
Creator: VanCamp, Laurel F. & Henny, Charles J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tables of Spectral-Line Intensities: Part 1, Arranged by Elements

Description: From Abstract: "Comparisons with other other intensity measurements in individual spectra indicate that the National Bureau of Standards spectral-line intensities may have average errors of 20 percent, but first of all they provide uniform quantitative values for the seventy chemical elements commonly determined by spectrochemists. These data are presented by element in part I, and all 39000 observed lines are given in order of wavelength in part II."
Date: May 1975
Creator: Meggers, William F.; Corliss, Charles H. & Scribner, Bourdon F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Microelectronics at Sandia Laboratories

Description: The microelectronics capability at Sandia Laboratories spans the complete range of component activity from initial design to final assembly into subsystems and systems. Highly reliable, radiation-tolerant devices and integrated circuits can be designed, fabricated, and incorporated into printed circuit assemblies or into thick- or thin-film hybrid microcircuits. Sandia has an experienced staff, exceptional facilities and aggressive on-going programs in all these areas. The authors can marshall a broad range of skills and capabilities to attack and solve problems in design, fabrication, assembly, or production. Key facilities, programs, and capabilities in the Sandia microelectronics effort are discussed in more detail in this booklet.
Date: December 31, 1975
Creator: Spencer, W.J.; Gregory, B.L.; Franzak, E.G. & Hood, J.A.
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FFTF transient overpower accident: a perspective

Description: This paper is a reflection on the current understanding of the unprotected transient overpower (TOP) accident, in order to place it in perspective with regard to FFTF core energetics. The experimental data base is addressed, wtih particular emphasis on the E and H-series data, and its relevance to axial failure location and hydraulic fuel sweepout is considered. It is shown that the only way in which TOP could lead to a sizeable energy release is if either total plugging takes place or a plug at the radial center of the subassemblies propagates to the hex can walls prior to neutronics shutdown. (DLC)
Date: February 1, 1975
Creator: Waltar, A.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Estimated discard limits for plutonium-238 recovery processing in the plutonium processing building

Description: This manual is intended as a basis for plutonium-238 recovery costs and as a guide for removal of plutonium-bearing wastes from the gloveboxes to be safely and economically discarded. Waste materials contaminated with plutonium-238 are generated from in-house production, analytical, process development, recovery and receipts from off-site. The contaminated materials include paper, rags, alpha-box gloves, piping, valves, filters, etc. General categories for all types of plutonium waste have been established by the ERDA and are reflected in this manual. There are numerous processes used in plutonium recovery, such as dissolution, ultrasonic cleaning, ion exchange, etc. One or more of these processes are needed to extract the plutonium-238 from waste materials, purify it and convert it to an oxide acceptable for reuse. This manual is presented in two parts: Part I gives a breakdown and brief explanation of the direct costs for plutonium-238 I recovery, derived from budget data. Direct costs include direct labor (operating personnel), operational materials and supplies, health physics direct labor, calorimetry labor, analytical labor, and engineering direct labor (total costs for Method I). Budgeted costs for labor and material were used in the derivation of discard limits. The data presented is then used to calculate the cost per hour for recovery, as it applies to the three different methods of calculating discard limits referred to, in this manual, as Method I (calculation stated above), Method II and Method III. The cost for Method II is derived by adding to the cost of Method I, payroll related expenses. Method III is then calculated by adding over-head expenses to the total cost of Method II.
Date: March 26, 1975
Creator: Luthy, D. F. & Bond, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mound Laboratory annual report CY 1974

Description: This 1974 annual report presents a brief overview of work being performed in the following areas at the Mound Plant: explosive operations, nuclear operations, analytical developments, environmental control and waste management, computer programming, and supporting activities.
Date: October 1, 1975
Creator: Flitcraft, R. K.
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Annual environmental monitoring summary, July 1974--June 1975

Description: Monsanto Research Corporation operates Mound Laboratory, a government-owned facility of the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration, at Miamisburg, Ohio. Mound Laboratory is an integrated research, development, and production facility performing work in support of ERDA weapon and non-weapon programs with emphasis on explosive and nuclear technology. Mound Laboratory originated as a technical organization in 1943 when Monsanto Chemical Company was requested to accept responsibility for determining the chemical and metallurgical properties of polonium as a project of the Manhattan Engineering District. Work was carried on at Monsanto`s Central Research Department and several satellite units in the Dayton, Ohio area. Late in 1945, the Manhattan Engineering District determined that the research, development and production organization established by Monsanto at Dayton should become a permanent facility. A search for a suitable location in early 1946 led to the selection of a 180-acre tract adjacent to Miamisburg, about ten miles (16 km) south of Dayton.
Date: December 1, 1975
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department