American Potash & Chemical
ALSO KNOWN AS: National Fireworks Ordnance Corp.
National Northern Div.
IME PERIOD: 1959 - 1961
FACILITY DESCRIPTION: DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security Website:
American Potash & Chemical conducted uranium metal shaping and uranium-magnesium explosive forming studies for Union Carbide Nuclear Corporation,
Documentation reviewed does not specify the exact period activities began.
It should be noted that the “430” above describes the type of stainless steel not the number of pieces handled.
Although there is no radiological survey data available for review, documentation that only test quantities of radioactive materials were handled, with safety oversight involved, establishes that the potential for residual contamination outside the listed period is remote.
Sources of information reviewed during this evaluation included:
DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security Website
Elimination Report for American Potash and Chemical
Documentation reviewed indicates that there is little potential for significant residual contamination outside of the period in which weapons-related production occurred.