Pauliewog wrote:It sounds like a good thing you got out of there when you did. Hydroflouric is pretty nasty. I read where they used it as a step before plating back in the early 1900s
I had a small bottle years ago I used for etching glass. You dont want a drop of that on your skin !!
Almost fried my left arm off with only about 8-9 drops of "anhydrous" hitting it. Dr. asked me if I was prepared to lose it. Still causes me loads of problems to this day.
The plant was closed down when it was found that 17 of its 19 buildings were still dangerously radioactively hot. A good portion of the uranium enrichment for the Manhattan Project was done there. The electroless building and another across the street not among them.