CREATORMoyer, Harvey V.
TITLEPolonium
URLhttp://www.orau.org/ptp/PTP%20Library/library/Subject/Poloni...
HOMEPAGEhttp://www.orau.org
DATE PUBLISHEDJune 1956
DATE ACCESSED9 November 2016


This detailed document describes the production of polonium, used in the trigger mechanism for nuclear weapons, at the Dayton and Mound, Ohio facilities. The report details the physical and chemical properties of polonium, the extraction of polonium from lead ores and irradiated bismuth, disposal of waste products, and biological and health effects (known at the time) associated with the production processes. An introduction provides a brief history of the Ohio facilities from 1942 to 1952.



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