PUREX


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PUREXPlutonium Uranium Extraction
PUREXPlutonium Uranium Refining by Extraction
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The statement added "there is no indication of a release of contamination at this point," and that "all personnel in the vicinity of the PUREX facility have been accounted for and there are no reports of injuries.
During the Cold War, the Hanford Weapons Site (in Richland, WA) produced weapons grade plutonium, which needed to be separated from the other products using the PUREX process (plutonium and uranium extraction).
The initial purpose of the SPRU field office located at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) in Niskayuna, New York was research of the REDOX and PUREX chemical processes to extract uranium and plutonium from irradiated uranium.