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20,000 lbs of Metallic Sodium Dumped In Washington State Lake at the End of WW2

The disposal of drums of metallic sodium into Lake Lenore, an alkaline lake in the Grand Coulee area of eastern Washington State, in 1947 by the War Assets Administration. 1947Metallic sodium is vital in the manufacture of sodamide and esters, and in the preparation of organic compounds. The metal may be used to improve the structure of certain alloys, to descale metal, to purify molten metals, and as a heat transfer agent.

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Added: Jan-17-2007 
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