Technical bases: U-233 production study, Group V
Group V is the designation assigned locally to the fifth of a series of recent U-233 production studies requested by the Division of Production. The scope of this study is given in a teletype from F. P. Baranowski to J. E. Travis, which was sent on May 28, 1964 and reported to General Electric on June 1, 1964. The text is as follows: DRD has just advised that clean U-233 for seed and blanket program is wanted at early dates, as follows: 160 kg by April--July 1965; and 40 kg by July--September 1965. Both batches would be requested at 3 to 5 ppM of U-232. The DRD Branch requesting this material insists the dates are important. However, approval for production program will be via staff paper route, and authorization to proceed may not be available until late June. Considering these circumstances, please advise: (a) portions of above quantities your site could deliver as nitrate by above dates; (b) schedules on which you could deliver half of the quantities; (c) schedules on which you could deliver the full quantities; (d) pre-authorization steps recommended to expedite program. Please provide schedules that could be reasonably guaranteed, since they could become commitments. Consider possible difficulties in obtaining suitable thorium oxide from off-site, relatively limited experience to date in making clean U-233, separations problems if short cooling is used, separation plant campaigning problems, and shortage of capital funds. The immediate purpose of this memorandum is to record the technical assumptions used in the study in order to provide a basis for cost evaluations. The general results have been reported by letter from A. B. Greninger to J. E. Travis, June 5, 1964.
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|Subject:||general studies of nuclear reactors | URANIUM 233 | PRODUCTION | THORIUM OXIDES | IRRADIATION | COST ESTIMATION | SCHEDULES | SEPARATION PROCESSES | PRODUCTION REACTORS|
|Type of publication:||Other|
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