DOE Openness: Human Radiation Experiments: What's New
Health Physics Hygiene Progress Reports, 1949-1953
Originating Office: Processing Department and Manufacturing Division
Finding Aids: Y-12 Mercury Task Force Database Printout; Mercury at Y-12 (Y/EX-24) Bibliography
Disposition AuthorityPermanent Collection
Series Description: This record series contains monthly, bi-monthly, and semi-annual reports of the activities of the Oak Ridge Health Physics Division. Reports describe, quantitatively and qualitatively, surveys for beryllium and mercury vapor conducted throughout the Oak Ridge Reservation (X-10, Y-12, and K-25). Substances surveyed are uranium, beryllium, and mercury. These are surveys of air, water, sewage, buildings, and the containers and contents of incoming and outgoing shipments. Uranium, beryllium, and mercury levels in the air are reported in milligrams/cubic meter (mg/m3) and uranium, beryllium, and mercury levels in water and sewage are reported in parts per million (ppm). A filtration paper system for air sampling is described. Neutron film badge results are given in millirems/day (mr/day) for personnel monitoring. Reports also describe monitoring instrumentation, calibration of instrumentation, and site survey activities.
Data Elements: 88, 114, 81, 93, 124