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19. Ingots of Fernald at Ashtabula

These ingots, made at Fernald by remelting uranium metal derbies, have been trucked 300 miles northeast to Ashtabula, Ohio, for further processing. Here they will be submerged in molten salt until they reach a red-hot 1100F. Then thy will be inserted into the Ashtabula uranium metal extrusion press. The sign in the background reads "Caution: Radioactive Materials."

Reactive Metals, Incorporated, Ashtabula, Ohio. June 19,1984.

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