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Reed Roller Threads

Reed Rolled Thread Co.

Worcester, Massachusetts


ALSO KNOWN AS:
Reed Rolled Thread and Die


TIME PERIOD:
1955; Residual Radiation 1956-July 2006


FACILITY DESCRIPTION: DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security Website:

In 1955, Reed Rolled Thread and Die was scheduled to thread roll a test lot of 1500 Savannah River plant slugs for National Lead Company of Ohio (Fernald).


DISCUSSION:

A memo from National Lead of Ohio to C.L. Karl states that 1500 slugs will be thread rolled on September 14 and 15, 1955. Another NLO memo states that 1711 slugs were successfully thread rolled on September 27 and 28 of 1955.


With the absence of any known radiological survey data from this or any other period, based on the assumption that the work did occur, there is a potential for the existence of significant residual contamination after completion of the operations.


INFORMATIONAL SOURCES:

Sources of information reviewed during this evaluation included:

 DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security Website

 --Memo: Resume Activities July 1955

--Memo: Resume Activities September 1955

 

EVALUATION FINDINGS:

Documentation reviewed indicates that there is a potential for significant residual contamination outside of the period in which weapons-related production occurred.

PERIOD OF POTENTIAL RESIDUAL CONTAMINATION

1956 - present

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