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Title: Sampling and analysis of 100 Area springs

Abstract

This report is submitted in fulfillment of Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order Milestone M-30-01, submit a report to EPA and Ecology evaluating the impact to the Columbia River from contaminated springs and seeps as described in the operable unit work plans listed in M-30-03. Springs, seeps, sediments, and the Columbia River were sampled for chemical and radiological analyses during the period September 16 through October 21, 1991. A total of 26 locations were sampled. Results of these analyses show that radiological and nonradiological contaminants continue to enter the Columbia River from the retired reactor areas of the 100 Area via the springs. The primary contaminants in the springs are strontium-90, tritium, and chromium. These contaminants were detected in concentrations above drinking water standards. Analysis of total organic carbon were run on all water samples collected; there is no conclusive evidence that organic constituents are entering the river through the springs. Total organic carbon analyses were generally higher for the surface water than for the springs. The results of this study will be used to develop a focused, yet flexible, long-term spring sampling program. Analysis of Columbia River water samples collected at the Hanford Townsite (i.e., downstream of themore » reactor areas) did not detect any Hanford-specific contaminants.« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States); USDOE Richland Field Office, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10156427
Report Number(s):
DOE/RL-92-12
ON: DE93013032
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-87RL10930
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Feb 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; HANFORD RESERVATION; WATER SPRINGS; COLUMBIA RIVER; SAMPLING; CONTAMINATION; SEDIMENTS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; SEEPS; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; STRONTIUM 90; TRITIUM; CHROMIUM; NUMERICAL DATA; 540330; 540320; 540350; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT; CHEMICALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT; SITE RESOURCE AND USE STUDIES

Citation Formats

. Sampling and analysis of 100 Area springs. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
. Sampling and analysis of 100 Area springs. United States.
. 1992. "Sampling and analysis of 100 Area springs". United States.
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