Description: This report presents the results of an updated study to determine the preparation, schedules and cost for restart of KE Reactor and the subsequent plutonium production and incremental conversion cost of sustained plant operation. The restart of Hanford`s KE Reactor features short startup time, large capacity, low cost, and high purity product. The study shows that KE Reactor can be restarted and achieve full power 7 months after authorization. Prestartup costs are $4,416,000 for labor and material with only $375,000 for facility repair and replacement. Over 375 kg of plutonium are produced in the first years and equilibrium operation is achieved near the end of the second year.
Date: April 21, 1972
Creator: Harrington, C. D.
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