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Author Ahlgrimm, J. ♦ Tholen, E.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword NUCLEAR FUELS ♦ PLUTONIUM ♦ RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT ♦ HANFORD RESERVATION ♦ VULNERABILITY ♦ NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT ♦ STABILIZATION
Abstract The Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) at the Hanford, Washington, site began operating in the 1950s to produce plutonium metal and oxide for national defense purposes. Due to the production requirements and methods utilized to meet national needs and the abrupt shutdown of the plant in the late 1980s, the plant was left in a condition that poses a risk of radiation exposure to plant workers, of accidental radioactive material release to the environment, and of radiation exposure to the public. This report describes the stabilization of plutonium materials.
ISSN 0003018X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1995-12-31
Publisher Place United States
Journal Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Volume Number 73
Technical Publication No. CONF-951006-


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