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Main Title Characterization of emissions from plutonium-uranium oxide fuel fabrication /
Author Bretthauer, Erich Walter, ; Bretthauer, E. W., ; Cummings, A. J. ; Black., S. C.
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Author Title of a Work
Cummings, A. J.
Black, S. C.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, Nev.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Available through the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/7-77-079
Stock Number PB-278 747
OCLC Number 03894263
Subjects Nuclear fuels ; Plutonium ; Radioactive pollution
Additional Subjects Radioactive contaminants ; Uranium oxides ; Plutonium oxides ; Nuclear power plants ; Gas analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Nuclear fuels ; Particle size ; Isotope ; Concentration(Composition) ; Air pollution detection ; Wilcox plant ; Parks Township(Pennsylvania) ; Babcock plant
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-7-77-079 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/21/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/7-77-079 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 11/14/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-77-079 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA-600/7-77-079 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 04/27/2016
ESAD  EPA 600-7-77-079 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-278 747 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 76 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
To develop accurate monitoring techniques for the radioactive emissions from new types of nuclear facilities, it is necessary to characterize those emissions as completely as possible. The first facility selected was a mixed-oxide fuel fabrication plant. In-stack, standard hi-vol, and special ultrahigh volume air samplers were used to collect particulate samples at the Babcock and Wilcox plant in Parks Township, Pennsylvania. The number of radioactive particles emitted, the particle sizes, plutonium and uranium isotopic content, and the concentration of other materials were determined. These characteristics are used to propose an appropriate air-monitoring technique for facilities of this type. (Color illustrations reproduced in black and white)
Prepared by Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency, under element no. INE625. Includes bibliographical references (pages 26-27).