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The plant will have the biggest production capacity in the world for these chemicals, capable of manufacturing 1 billion pounds of propylene oxide and 2.2 billion pounds of tertiary butyl alcohol a year.
Mixed-oxide fuel is a means to convert weapons-grade plutonium into fuel for nuclear energy.
Isabella Karle developed processes to synthesize plutonium chloride out of lumps of impure plutonium oxide.
Thermite, a combination of iron oxide (rust) and aluminum powder.
The prototypes are glass plates coated with a thin film of an alloy known as indium tin oxide, and outlined with a liquid mixture of copper and another metal—either lead or silver.
A steel jacket enclosing one of the plates somehow cracked, spilling plutonium oxide particles into the air.
State environmental secretary Ben Grumbles notified EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt of the potential legal action in a letter on Thursday, saying Maryland’s air quality suffers because of nitrogen oxide emissions from five other states.
A study by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, among others, found that from 2009 to 2013 emissions of black carbon from trucks at the Port of Oakland dropped by 76 percent and nitrogen oxides by 53 percent.
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