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Calculated Costs of Fabrication of Plutonium-Enriched Fuel Elements

Description: Report regarding the study of the calculated costs of fabricating plutonium-enriched fuel elements for Hanford Laboratories' Plutonium Recycle Program. Topics include descriptions of the process, design study of plants that use U235 and plutonium enriched fuel, and estimates of costs.
Date: August 1962
Creator: Hanthorn, H. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Evaluation of Properties of Irradiated Zircaloy-2 Pressure Tube from KER Loop 1

Description: Report describing the evaluation of the effects of irradiation on a high pressure water loop that ruptured while testing fuel elements. Includes photographs of the damaged tube as well as chemical analyses.
Date: December 1962
Creator: Defferdin, L. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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HAPO IB Fission Product Shipping Cask Design Evaluation Report

Description: As a result of the interest in fission products for use as heat sources and/or radiation sources, in early 1960. Hanford was authorized to supply a semi-refined cerium-144 rare earth product to Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Facilities were installed for collecting this product and a cask war designed for shipping this product as a stabilized, dry powder. Since that time, numerous improvements have been made in the design of the HAPO I cask as described in Revision O of this document. In add… more
Date: December 28, 1962
Creator: Smith, C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Magnetic Force Welding Sintered Aluminum Powder Materials

Description: Report discussing the use of sintered aluminum powder for nuclear fuel cladding. This report includes descriptions of pertinent materials and experimental procedures.
Date: March 1962
Creator: Mills, L. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Plutonium Recycle Critical Facility: Final Safeguards Analysis

Description: Report discussing the Plutonium Recycle Critical Facility (PRCF). The reactor, building, associated equipment, operating program, safety, and operating procedures are described.
Date: February 1962
Creator: Anderson, J. K. & Winegardner, W. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Thermal Conductivity of UO2

Description: Report discussing the thermal conductivity of uranium dioxide. The first part of the report includes the thermal effects on the substance's physical form, while the second part describes the experimental details.
Date: September 1962
Creator: Daniel, J. L.; Matolich, J., Jr. & Deem, H. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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