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Mercury Shipment Data, 1955-1982
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 mercury shipment data documenting the incoming and outgoing amounts of mercury used in the production of lithium deuteride at Y-12. The majority of the documents are inventory lists and logbooks of mercury and solvents from the Alpha and Beta processing facilities. Records include shipping and receiving receipts for mercury between Y-12 and the General Services Administration (GSA) stockpile and other organizations. Interspersed throughout the files is correspondence and internal memoranda regarding the mercury shipments and procedural statements from Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA), Department of Energy (DOE), GSA, and Y-12.
Data Elements: 88, 114-115, 120