DOE Openness: Human Radiation Experiments: What's New
Poplar Creek Water Analysis, 1954-1960
Originating Office: Industrial Hygiene, Health Physics, and Nuclear Radiation Safety
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 relates to sampling of surface water of Poplar Creek, Bear Creek, and the SE, NE, and NW settling pits. Correspondence relating to monitoring and letter reports are included. Sampling data includes the date of sample, alpha and beta measurements in microcuries/cubic centimeter (mc/cc), mercury measurement in milligrams/liter (mg/liter), and the total flow of waste into the river from setting tanks SE, NE, and NW (gallon/wk). The letter reports provide information on the average radioactivity in the East Fork Poplar Creek for the period 1954-1959. Radioactivity is reported for alpha and beta activity disintegrations/minute/liter (d/m/l) and mercury in mg/liter (mg/l). Total flow of effluents into the East Fork Poplar Creek is measured in gallons/week (gal/wk). Information is provided about the content of waste materials in settling tanks SE, NE, and NW.
Data Elements: 118, 124