Lead substitution and elimination study
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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.
KeywordsPhysical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Hazardous Material Cost Comparison Inherent Risk
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