Non-destructive measurement of solid plutonium waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C : United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs, 1989. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: (49 pages) : digital, PDF file
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- Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a national defense facility involved in the recovery and processing of plutonium. Wastes and residues are routinely generated here from many stages of plutonium metal fabrication and from pyrochemical and aqueous processing of plutonium scrap. Materials which require measurement include plutonium oxide from burned residues, Pu-bearing salts from production/reduction and metal purification processes, impure plutonium metal, metal reduction slags, ash, undissolved oxide heels, ceramics, and auxiliary implements such as HEPA filters, plastics, and cleaning rags. Nondestructive assays (NDA) of transuranic (TRU) waste from these materials are often troublesome and may pose formidable challenges to the measurement specialist. This document discusses these waste measurement issues at LANL. 25 figs., 2 tabs.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/1989., "la-ur-89-3330", " conf-8910217--1", "DE90001824", Bilateral agreement on radioactive waste management, Mito City (Japan), 17-20 Oct 1989., and Wachter, J.R.
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