Time Period: 1962
Facility Type: Beryllium Vendor
Facility Description: The Franklin Institute conducted a study for the Division of Reactor Development in 1962. No information has been located on this facility to date.
There are several documents relating to contracts with the AEC in the 1950s and 1960s dealing with reactor and rotor bearings. No mention is made of beryllium work.
Telephone contact with current Institute officials indicated that they have no records that indicate any such study was conducted by them.
Sources of information reviewed during this evaluation, as shown above, included the DOE ES&H Website, documentation provided by the DOE ES&H group consisting of written communications by or for the DOE, and telephone contact with current Institute officials.
Documentation reviewed indicates there is little potential for significant residual beryllium contamination outside the period in which beryllium metal was processed, produced, or provided to DOE.
Franklin Institute is listed as a Beryllium Vendor (BE) under the EEOICPA.
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