An interview with Mike Sale and Chuck Coutant
ORNL studies of hydroelectric dams try to satisfy needs for both power and environmental protection.
When ORNL discovered that hot perchloric acid was used in unapproved hoods, swift action was taken.
Emissions from burning coal include uranium and other nuclear materials--potential hazards and resources.
The ORNL director calls for international collaborations on nuclear safety and other urgent challenges.
R&D Updates--Detecting cancers by laser; energy savings for low-income households; ORNL's role in an international fusion project; reactor vendors studied; traffic trends tracked
Technical Highlights--Plasma-spray diamond coatings made; geomagnetic device for detecting solar storms; removing cesium-137 from soils; on-site test for PCB contamination; laser-based optical effect discovered; 3 R&D 100 awards for ORNL researchers
Technology Transfer--PNEU-WORM robot licensed to REMOTEC; CRADA for finding uranium contamination with radon detectors; frozen-pellet paint-removal technique licensed; lessons of the SEMATECH project; ORNL in CRADA with General Motors on emission-control catalysts
Educational Activities--Tennessee high school students participate in DOE's supercomputing program
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