Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 249, Issue 2, pp 397–402 | Cite as

Lead substitution and elimination study

  • T. P. Martinez
  • M. E. CournoyerEmail author


Because of the inherent risks of hazardous materials, every opportunityto eliminate or substitute them should be considered. Within the Nuclear MaterialTechnology Division, lead is used as shielding for a variety of operations,which include actinide chemistry, radiochemistry, and analytical chemistry.Lessons learned from recent exposures to lead demonstrate the urgency of replacinglead as a shielding media. In this study, available substitutes and coatingsare identified, and cost comparisons for each technology are discussed.


Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Hazardous Material Cost Comparison Inherent Risk 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers/Akadémiai Kiadó 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MS G746 Nuclear Materials Technology DivisionLos Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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