Laboratory and field studies related to the Hydrologic Resources Management Program; progress report, October 1, 1993-September 30, 1994

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Authors:Thompson, J. L.
Corporate Authors:Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, performer
Source:LA - Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, No.LA-12917-PR, 24p. Publisher: Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States. ISSN: 0362-1774
Publication Date:1995
Note:In English. Contract W-7405-ENG-36
Summary:This report describes the work done at Los Alamos in FY 1994 for the Hydrologic Resources Management Program, a multi-organization project funded by the US Department of Energy/Nevada Operations Office. The authors participated in cooperative collaborations with University of California (UC), Berkeley, the Yucca Mountain Project, the Underground Test Area Operable Unit, and other participating organizations within the Hydrologic Resources Management Program (HRMP). They provided operational support to the Nevada Test Site (NTS) organizations by testing a water-evaporation system, championing the use of high-sensitivity logging equipment during drillbacks, and participating in the planning and execution of drilling operations at two nuclear test sites. Los Alamos personnel cooperated in preparing a proposal to drill beside and under a nuclear test located in unsaturated media. The authors gave assistance in laboratory work related to colloid migration and actinide sorption. In conjunction with personnel from the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, they collected water samples from 10 wells at the NTS that are known to contain radionuclides. Their analyses of these samples suggest that radionuclides may not be moving away from cavity zones at appreciable rates. Recent field sampling shows clearly the need to purge wells of materials introduced during drilling and illustrates the inconsistency between water samples taken by bailing and those taken by pumping.
Subjects:Alkali metals; Antimony; Cesium; Co-60; Cobalt; Cs-137; Drilling; Europium; Geochemistry; Ground water; Hydrochemistry; Hydrogen; Isotopes; Kr-85; Krypton; Metals; Migration of elements; Noble gases; Progress report; Radioactive isotopes; Radioactive waste; Rare earths; Report; Tritium; Waste disposal; Water resources; Nevada; Nevada Test Site; United States; Eu-155; Sb-125
Coordinates:N363500 N375200 W1152000 W1170500
Record ID:1999000092
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from NTIS database, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA, United States
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