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Irradiation Processing Department Monthly Record Report: December 1959

Description: This document details activities of the irradiation processing department during the month of December, 1959. A general summary is included at the start of the report, after which the report is divided into the following sections: Research and Engineering Operations; Production and Reactor Operations; Facilities Engineering Operation; Employee Relations Operation; and Financial Operation.
Date: January 22, 1960
Creator: Greninger, A. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Script: Castleberry]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about James Castleberry of Arlington being found not guilty of assaulting a police officer in Tarrant County criminal court.
Date: January 22, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Embezzlers]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about five oilmen being charged with aiding and abetting in the misapplication of funds.
Date: January 22, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Jaycee man of year]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Star Telegram science writer Blair Justice being named Fort Worth's Outstanding Young Man of 1959 by the Jaycees.
Date: January 22, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Spears]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the ever-unfolding case of Robert Spears, a naturopath who was declared dead in a plane crash and later found alive, suspected of causing the crash himself.
Date: January 22, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Piping changes for increased production at B, D, DR, F, C, and H reactors

Description: This study proposes improvements in the process water piping adjacent to the front and rear faces of these reactors. This report covers the external piping of the reactors from the incoming valve pit to the inlets of the outgoing retention basins.
Date: January 22, 1960
Creator: Bauer, G. H.; Harrison, C. W.; Hill, V. R.; McLenegan, D. W. & Mondt, J. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Production Test IP-300-A: Irradiation of twenty inch natural uranium tube and tube elements with hot headed inner tubes

Description: The objectives of this production test detailed in this report is to evaluate the behavior during irradiation of tubular fuel elements with hot-headed end closures. With natural uranium twenty-inch tube- and-tube elements will be irradiated to a goal of 2500 MWD/T in the KER loops. The inner tubes will be closed by the hot-heading technique and the outer tubes will have normal welded closures.
Date: January 22, 1960
Creator: Kratzer, W. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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PYROPHORICITY OF URANIUM IN REACTOR ENVIRONMENTS

Description: Current information relative to the pyrophoricity of uranium is reviewed and aspects of this troublesome phenomenon which can support further investigation are considered. Information on metallic uranium fuel element fires, up to the present, provide an inadequate base for extrapolation to future operations because of existing uncertainty with respect to causative mechanisms and fire control techniques. Experience at Hanford reactors indicates conditions which tend to reduce the fuel element fire hazard. These include minimizing of the in-core residence time of a fuel element with a cladding defect which permits uranium corrosion, employment of removal and discharge techniques which do not contribute to the deterioration of the fuel element, and minimizing of the time interval between discharge and entry into the retention basin. (J.R.D.)
Date: January 22, 1960
Creator: Zima, G.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Radiochemistry for the rupture of a Zircaloy-2 clad seven rod cluster fuel element in KER Loop 2

Description: On the 0000-0800 shift, October 15, 1959, the delayed neutron monitor on KER Loop 2 gave a high coolant activity signal indicating a possible fuel element failure in this loop. KE reactor was shutdown immediately thereafter. This report is being written to summarize the events pertinent to this KE reactor scram and to discuss the results and significance of data from analyses on coolant and coupon samples taken from KER Loop 2.
Date: January 22, 1960
Creator: Perrigo, L. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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100-K Area electrical power system load and voltage study for project CG-775. Revision

Description: The proposed increased water capacity for 100-K plants will increase the electrical load to be supplied. The load study showed that the capacity of the existing 13.8 kV system is adequate to carry the increased loads proposed for Project CG-775, while for the 5 kV system, an expanded power system is proposed. Likewise, the voltage regulation on the kV system bus will be excessive, and voltage regulators should be added.
Date: February 22, 1960
Creator: Thorson, W. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Chemical Processing Department monthly report for January 1960

Description: Production of Pu nitrate, UO{sub 3}, and unfabricated Pu metal met schedules. Decontamination performance of Purex process continued below standard. The cerium-144 cask is being redesigned. A ``powered ferret``, for driving a scintillation counter through a conduit to monitor ground activity beneath waste storage tanks, is being designed.
Date: February 22, 1960
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of High-Strength Corrosion-Resistant Zirconium Alloys

Description: Approximately 100 ternary and quaternary spongezirconium alloys were screened for structural and cladding applications in a natural-uranium-fueled heavy-watermolerated power reactor. The alloy additions studied included2 to 4 wt.% Sn, 0.5 to 2 wt.% Mo, and 1 to 3 wt.% Nb. The effect of 0.1 wt.% Fe and 0.05 wt.% Ni additions to the experimental alloys was evaluated. All compositions were are melted, rolled at 850 ction prod- C from a helium- atmosphere furnace, vacuum annealed 4 hr at 700 ction prod- C, and furnace cooled. Room- and elevated-temperature hardness measurements were used to estimate the tensile strengths of the alloys, while corrosion resistance was evaluated by 1000-hr exposures to static 300 ction prod- C water. (auth)
Date: February 22, 1960
Creator: De Mastry, J. A.; Shober, F. R. & Dickerson, R. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-STRENGTH NIOBIUM ALLOYS FOR ELEVATED-TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS

Description: A study to improve the elevated-temperature strength of niobium by solloving has resulted not only- in greatly improved strengths at 1200 and 1470 deg F but also in the development of improved fabrication techniques for these alloys. The most important step in the fabric:ition procedure of niobium and niobium-base allows is the initial breakdown of the cast structure. The cast structure of 1.84 wt. 4 chromium, 3.21 wt.% chromium. 4.33 wt. ' zirconium, and 20.5 wt.% titanium-4.28 wt. = chromium allovs and unalloyed niobium was broken known by- forging ingots (protected from oxidation by molybdenum ciins) at 2550 deg F and rolling at 800 deg F. After the initiai breakdown of the cast structure, the alloy-s were coid roiied to a total of 95 per cent reduction with no difficulty .A second fabrication technique was employed for a second set of alloys. Unalloyed niobium and 1.29 wt. % chromium, 2.74 wt. 3 zirconium, 4.5 wt.% molybdenum, and 10 wt. % titanium-3 wt.% chromium alloys were forged and rolled at 1000 deg F to break down the cast structure and then cold rolled to 0.030-in. sheet. the sheet obtained by this technique showed moderate edge cracking. Tensite tests on the coid-worked materiais at 1200 and 1470 deg F indicate that chromium and zirconium.ire both potent strengtheners of niobium: the 1.84 wt.% chromium alloy- hiid a 0.2 per cent offset yield strength of 107,000 psi at 1200 deg F and 69,000 psi at 1470 deg F, and the 4.33 wt. % zirconium alloy had a 0.2 per cent offset yield strength of 69,000 psi at 1470 deg F. Limited welding studies indicate that strong and reasonably ductlle welds can be produced both by arc and spot welding. (auth)
Date: February 22, 1960
Creator: De Mastry, J. A.; Shober, F. R. & Dickerson, R. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Expansion task force: Old reactors speed of control for no overbore cases

Description: The Criteria for Speed of Control must be met for all cases being considered in the Expansion Studies. These Criteria are dependent upon the ratio Volume of water/volume of uranium in the process channel, the reactor power level, and the rate at which the vertical rods are released and inserted into the reactor. For those cases wherein the graphite channel is overbored by 0.200 inch., the criteria can generally be met for the power levels under consideration since the ratio of Vw/Vu is maintained adequately small by the use of large diameter fuel elements. If the graphite is not overbored, high pressure drop across the fuel element section must be maintained in order to maintain small values of Vw/Vu, which results in a substantial increase in the front header pressure. A method is developed in this document which ties together and defines the hydraulic and physics characteristics of the fuel-process channel geometry necessary to satisfy the Speed of Control Criteria over a range of feasible operating conditions. This study assumes no graphite overboring and employs throughout a smooth bore zircaloy process tube having an inside diameter of 1.650 inches. The fuel elements are self-supported., and the inner hole size was selected to provide an optimum flow split for corrosion considerations.
Date: February 22, 1960
Creator: Gilbert, W. D.; Carlson, P. A. & Nechodom, W. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Clip: Accident news brief]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Ruth Hardy, who was taken to the hospital after her car was struck by an object and broke the glass. Her face and eyes were struck by the glass splinters from her car, but she is in good condition.
Date: February 22, 1960
Duration: 55 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Attlee]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Earl Clement Attlee, visiting Fort Worth.
Date: February 22, 1960
Duration: 1 minute 27 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Court proceedings]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: February 22, 1960
Duration: 1 minute 20 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Hijacker]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about James E. Callaway confessing to five holdups.
Date: February 22, 1960
Duration: 1 minute 15 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Lost boy]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a boy being found in Dallas trapped up to his chin in mud.
Date: February 22, 1960
Duration: 2 minutes 28 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Teachers meeting]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about 30 teachers from Fort Worth, who show up to a meeting to talk about the possibilities of unionizing with the American Federation of Teachers.
Date: February 22, 1960
Duration: 49 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Underwater explorer TN]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Captain Jacques Cousteau arriving in Dallas to speak at the State Fair Music Hall.
Date: February 22, 1960
Duration: 1 minute 58 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Accident news brief]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Ruth Hardy, who was taken to the hospital after her car was struck by an object and broke the glass. Her face and eyes were struck by the glass splinters from her car, but she is in good condition.
Date: February 22, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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