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Alloy and Mercury Solvent Loss Study - Alpha 5, October 1957
Originating Office: Division unknown
Finding Aids: Y-12 Mercury Task Force Database Printout; Mercury at Y-12 (Y/EX-24) Bibliography
Disposition AuthorityPermanent Collection
Series Description: This series of records constitutes a study that examines the origin of mercury alloy and mercury solvent loss from Alpha 5 (Building 9201-5) cascade. It describes the cascade system, the sump tanks, and the waste tanks. Sampling procedures for the sump and waste tanks are provided along with the metals found during analysis of liquid waste contents. The amounts of mercury lost are given in pounds and associated mercury costs. The study includes a diagram of the Alpha 5 cascade. Correspondence pertaining to the study is included in the file.
Data Elements: 88, 89, 115, 120