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Application of Plastic Bags and Sheeting for Operation and Maintenance Across a Contamination Barrier

Description: The following document describes the usage of Vinylite or plastic sheeting for operation and maintenance across a contamination barrier, presenting ecological advantages, photos of special equipment and techniques used during procedure, and the purpose of eliminating open air transfer in contaminated area.
Date: 1952
Creator: Moulthrop, H. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The formation of chemical film deposits on aluminum surfaces

Description: From abstract: "The purpose of this investigation was to establish basic rates of formation of chemical films deposited on aluminum surfaces from water flowing over such surfaces. It was desired to obtain specific information, within certain ranges, as to the influence of temperature, water velocity, and type of aluminum on the rate of film formation."
Date: February 1952
Creator: Andrews, R. V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Behavior of S.I.R. Fuels Irradiated in Sodium: Final Report, Production Test 105-180-P (Special Request KAPL-79: The "Beta Experiment")

Description: Report describing the effects of pile irradiation on fuel materials and coil springs for the Submarine Intermediate Reactor. The investigation was called for by Hanford Irradiation Request No. 79. Results of investigation are detailed in the report.
Date: August 12, 1952
Creator: Lambert, J. B., 1929-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Terminal Report on the Radiolanthanum Laboratory

Description: "The purpose of this present document is twofold: (1) To acquaint the reader with the planning of the radiochemical laboratory designed for the analytical control of the Radio-lanthanum Process. (2) To define the terminal status of the design of this laboratory and its equipment."
Date: July 21, 1950
Creator: Figenshau, J. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Terminal report on the Radiolanthanum Laboratory

Description: A report which intends to acquaint the reader with the planning of the radiochemical laboratory designed for the analytical control of the radiolanthanum process and to define the terminal status of the design of this laboratory and its equipment.
Date: July 21, 1950
Creator: Figenshau, J. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of Hanford Pile Effluent Upon Aquatic Invertebrates in the Columbia River

Description: Abstract: "This is the preliminary report of a radiological-ecological survey of the invertebrate fauna that inhabit the Columbia River within the confines of Hanford Works and downstream to the site of McNary Dam. The survey was carried out during the period of October, 1948 through February, 1950. Materials and methods are discussed and the results of extensive radioassays, qualitative and quantitative biological determinations, and hydrographic studies are given and analyzed. Twelve figures and twenty-three tables are included. All aquatic invertebrates were found to be concentrating radioactivity from the river water. A maximum activity density of 4.4-10-(-3) μc/g wet weight was found in the larvae of midges (Hydrobaeninae) collected near Hanford during September, 1949. Radioactive wastes were not found to be causing any apparent deleterious effects to the natural invertebrate fauna. Existing population variations are caused by biological and hydrographic conditions."
Date: January 19, 1951
Creator: Davis, Jared J. & Cooper, Calvin L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Mechanism of Carrying Pu(III) on Lanthanum Fluoride

Description: From introduction: "Analytical procedures for the determination of plutonium samples from the extraction and concentration plants utilize the carrying of the hydroxylamine-reduced trivulent plutonium by coprecipitation on lanthanum fluoride. Most other plutonium procedures also take advantage of the efficient carrying on lanthanum fluoride."
Date: April 15, 1952
Creator: Ralphs, Delbert Lloyd
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Manual of Radiation Protection Standards

Description: "The following is an alphabetical listing of terms and units in common usage at HAPO. Other terms and definitions may be added as the need becomes apparent or as revisions or additional terms are issued by the NCRP and ICRP."
Date: July 1957
Creator: General Electric Company
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corrosion of Redox Waste Storage Tank Construction Materials

Description: From introduction:"It was the aim of this investigation to determine the resistance of several materials of construction to current and anticipated and anticipated Hanford separation process waste streams under specific conditions. The corrosion rates of mild steel and austenitic stainless steel and the resistance of several commercial protective coatings were established."
Date: August 21, 1950
Creator: Koenig, W. W. & Sanborn, K. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Final Report: Rear Face Monitoring by Television

Description: Report discussing a method of rear face monitoring by television as a form of visual contact and communication between Hanford Works crews. A conclusion and recommendation of the method is given as well as an explanation of necessary materials.
Date: April 3, 1953
Creator: Morris, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of Temperature on Beta-Ray Measurements

Description: Summary: "This report investigates photographic methods of measuring beta radiation and includes a study of temperature effects on these measurements. Experimental data are submitted to show that an increase in film temperature before and during beta irradiation causes a definite increase in density for the same dosage. Recommendations drawn from experience gained in the experimental works are offered."
Date: November 23, 1949
Creator: Stevens, A. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clarification of Redox Feed (1AF) by Filtration : A Semi-Works Study Progress, Redox Technical Data Study No. 8

Description: The following report was made to determine the effective clarity improvement, flow rate characteristics, and operational problems encountered on passing Redox uranium feed solution through sintered, modified Type 304 stainless steel filter elements.
Date: October 15, 1948
Creator: Cooper, V. R. & Coleman, E. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chemical Research Section Progress Report for January 1950

Description: The following documents are progress reports that follow chemical research studies in subjects such as ruthenium tetroxile distillations, extraction-scrub studies of zirconium and niobium, and oxidation of plutonium and stabilization of plutonium(VI) during extraction of IAF solutions.
Date: February 15, 1950
Creator: Albaugh, F. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Accumulation of Radioactivity in Columbia River Fish in the Vicinity of the Hanford Works

Description: Abstract: The data obtained from the radioassay of fish collected in vicinity of the Hanford Works between April, 1948 and June, 1950 are presented. Most of the radioactivity in the fish resulted from the concentration of p32 in the scales, bone, and certain visceral organs. The level of activity density in the fish was influenced by size, feeding habits and metabolic rate in addition to the activity density of the water. Changes in operation of nuclear reactors have resulted in progressive increases in activity densities of fish from one year to the next. The levels of radioactivity are not sufficiently high to be hazardous to either the fish or persons eating them.
Date: July 1, 1952
Creator: Olson, P. A., Jr. & Foster, Richard F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heavy Aggregate Investigation

Description: This report follows a manuscript report made in January 11, 1952, and provides results of a survey that gives corrections as well as suggestions for new and local sources of aggregate material in comparison to the original report. These reports were made in response to a heavy desire of improvement in reactor design and shielding.
Date: December 19, 1952
Creator: Brown, R. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Microdetermination of Uranium by Ferric Sulfate Titration

Description: Abstract: "Following nitrate removal by means of a three-stage hydrochloric acid digestion, uranium was reduced with chromous sulfate reagent. In an inert atmosphere, the quadrivalent uranium was titrated at 80-95[degrees] with standard ferric sulfate solution. The end point was obtained with a potentiometric cell including a platinum in-titrant reference electrode and a platinum indicator electrode. Application was made to various low leverl uranium solutions. For samples containing 1 - 12 milligrams or uranium, less than one percent error may be expected. Iron and chromium do not interfere."
Date: February 16, 1949
Creator: Christopherson, E. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Monitoring Survey : Richland to Arco, Period May 9-11, 1952

Description: This report follows an investigation of a cargo truck found contaminated by various radioactive material on a routine trip from Arco, Idaho to the Hanford plant on May 8, 1952. The report analyzes the truck's route in an attempt to find the location of the contaminating region.
Date: June 20, 1952
Creator: Honstead, J. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department