A glossary is provided (see Appendix A) to ensure uniform understanding of words
in this document. In all cases, the definitions given here are consistent with those
used in the Implementation Guides.
Chapters 2 through 10 provide technical information to assist in safely managing
plutonium operations. The topics covered are those considered by representatives of
many of DOE's plutonium facilities to be most beneficial: Manufacture, Properties
External Dose Control, Nuclear Criticality Safety, Waste Management, Emergency
Management, and Decontamination and Decommissioning. Appendixes B and C
summarize information from other documents that are useful for reference:
Plutonium in Department of Energy Facilities, and Facility Design.