### Plutonium vulnerability issues at Hanfords Plutonium Finishing PlantPlutonium vulnerability issues at Hanfords Plutonium Finishing Plant

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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-