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Type B Accident Investigation on the June 27, 2002, Exothermic Metal Reaction Event During Converter Disassembly in Building K-33 at the East Tennessee Technology Park

July 31, 2002

On June 27, 2002, an exothermic metal reaction (reaction) occurred during disassembly of a converter using a plasma arc torch in the Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) Workshop in Building K-33 at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP).  The converters are being removed as part of decontamination and demolition project under contract to BNFL Inc. (BNFL).