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Subject: Radioactive graphite bricks

Radioactive graphite bricks

From: Craig Deller <craig>
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 1999
I was recently contacted by Argonne National Laboratory in regards
to their beginning the process of funding the preservation of
artifacts from the first nuclear reaction under the grandstands at
University of Chicago back in the 40's.  While they were looking for
advice on the funding aspect, at least at this point, it started me
thinking who in the world has had any experience with graphite
bricks, which is what the chamber was made of, or the preservation
of this type of materials since some of them are still "hot"??

Craig Deller
The Deller Conservation Group, Ltd
Geneva, Illinois  USA
Conservation Services for Historic Furniture and Objects

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:76
                  Distributed: Friday, March 26, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-76-012
Received on Wednesday, 24 March, 1999

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