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13 January 2008

Birdseye photos from Maps.Live.com


Oak Ridge National Laboratory is one of the oldest and largest US nuclear weapons facilities. http://www.ornl.gov

More on the nuclear weapons complex transformation: http://www.nnsa.doe.gov/complextransformation.htm

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http://www.nnsa.doe.gov/img/Y12_Transformation.gif



Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Birdseye

Key Plan for Photos. Photos 1-10 shows the Y-12 National Security Complex.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=oak+ridge,tn&ie=UTF8&ll=35.948828,-84.302559&spn=0.119095,0.271912&t=k&z=13&om=0

Key Plan for Photos 1-11

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=oak+ridge,tn&ie=UTF8&ll=35.983563,-84.26415&spn=0.029761,0.067978&t=k&z=15&om=0

The red boundary defines the high security zone within the Y12 complex, photos 1-8.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=oak+ridge,tn&ie=UTF8&ll=35.983563,-84.26415&spn=0.01488,0.033989&t=k&z=16&om=0

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Note the continuous ring of yellow shipping containers providing back-up to the double perimeter security fence.

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More on the new construction at top left at 10.

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Interesting use of coal for power generation in a nuclear facility. See nuclear power reactor at 13.

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For building at upper right see 9.

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Lots of yellow shipping containers which may be used for transporting nuclear materials.

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Looking East

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Looking East

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This unkown building is provided with additional perimeter security within the high security zone.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=oak+ridge,tn&ie=UTF8&ll=35.981145,-84.263425&spn=0.00372,0.008497&t=k&z=18&om=0

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Looking North

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Looking East

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Looking South

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Looking West

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Uranium operations facility under construction.

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Looking East

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Looking South

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Looking West

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This appears to be one of several locations of buried nuclear waste at ORNL.
The waste is shipped in from other parts of the nuclear complex and will have to
be protected and monitored for environmental contamination for tens of thousands years.

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Looking North

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A writes: Item 12 is the SNS --

http://neutrons.ornl.gov/aboutsns/aboutsns.shtml

About SNS

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Aerial View of the SNS

SNS is an accelerator-based neutron source in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. When at full power, this one-of-a-kind facility will provide the most intense pulsed neutron beams in the world for scientific research and industrial development.

SNS was built by a partnership of six U.S Department of Energy laboratories. Along with its sister facility, the High Flux Isotope Reactor, SNS makes Oak Ridge a mecca for neutron-scattering research.

Although most people don't know it, neutron-scattering research has a lot to do with our everyday lives. For example, things like medicine, food, electronics, and cars and airplanes have all been improved by neutron-scattering research.

Neutron research also helps scientists improve materials used in a multitude of different products, such as high-temperature superconductors, powerful lightweight magnets, aluminum bridge decks, and stronger, lighter plastic products.

Linac (protons) to generate pulsed neutrons, there's a similar one at TA53 Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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Looking North

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Nuclear power plant.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=oak+ridge,tn&ie=UTF8&ll=35.936729,-84.275737&spn=0.003722,0.008497&t=k&z=18&om=0

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Looking North

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Unknown giant antenna array.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=oak+ridge,tn&ie=UTF8&ll=35.898654,-84.300751&spn=0.003724,0.008497&t=k&z=18&om=0

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Looking North

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This the famous uranium processing centrifuge plant.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=oak+ridge,tn&ie=UTF8&ll=35.93368,-84.394934&spn=0.01489,0.033989&t=k&z=16&om=0

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Looking South

Guard tower, caged perhaps against rocket propelled grenades . Looking north.