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Title: 200-BP-1 Prototype Hanford Barrier -- 15 Years of Performance Monitoring

Abstract

Monitoring is an essential component of engineered barrier system design and operation. A composite capacitive cover, including a capillary break and an evapotranspiration (ET) barrier at the Hanford Site, is generating data that can be used to help resolve these issues. The prototype Hanford barrier was constructed over the 216-B-57 Crib in 1994 to evaluate surface-barrier constructability, construction costs, and physical and hydrologic performance at the field scale. The barrier has been routinely monitored between November 1994 and September 1998 as part of a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) treatability test of barrier performance for the 200 BP 1 Operable Unit. Since FY 1998, monitoring has focused on a more limited set of key water balance, stability, and biotic parameters. In FY 2009, data collection was focused on: (1) water-balance monitoring, consisting of precipitation, runoff, soil moisture storage, and drainage measurements with evapotranspiration calculated by difference; (2) stability monitoring, consisting of asphalt-layer-settlement, basalt-side-slope-stability, and surface-elevation measurements; (3) vegetation dynamics; and (4) animal use. September 2009 marked 15 years since the start of monitoring and the collection of performance data. This report describes the results of monitoring activities during the period October 1, 2008, through Septembermore » 30, 2009, and summarizes the 15 years of performance data collected from September 1994 through September 2009.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US), Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1027194
Report Number(s):
PNNL-18845 Revision 1
3573a; 830403000; TRN: US201123%%153
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ANIMALS; CONSTRUCTION; DESIGN; DRAINAGE; MOISTURE; MONITORING; PERFORMANCE; PLANTS; PRECIPITATION; RUNOFF; SOILS; STABILITY; STORAGE; US SUPERFUND; WATER; Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

Citation Formats

Ward, Anderson L., Draper, Kathryn E., Link, Steven O., and Clayton, Ray E. 200-BP-1 Prototype Hanford Barrier -- 15 Years of Performance Monitoring. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1027194.
Ward, Anderson L., Draper, Kathryn E., Link, Steven O., & Clayton, Ray E. 200-BP-1 Prototype Hanford Barrier -- 15 Years of Performance Monitoring. United States. doi:10.2172/1027194.
Ward, Anderson L., Draper, Kathryn E., Link, Steven O., and Clayton, Ray E. Fri . "200-BP-1 Prototype Hanford Barrier -- 15 Years of Performance Monitoring". United States. doi:10.2172/1027194. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1027194.
@article{osti_1027194,
title = {200-BP-1 Prototype Hanford Barrier -- 15 Years of Performance Monitoring},
author = {Ward, Anderson L. and Draper, Kathryn E. and Link, Steven O. and Clayton, Ray E.},
abstractNote = {Monitoring is an essential component of engineered barrier system design and operation. A composite capacitive cover, including a capillary break and an evapotranspiration (ET) barrier at the Hanford Site, is generating data that can be used to help resolve these issues. The prototype Hanford barrier was constructed over the 216-B-57 Crib in 1994 to evaluate surface-barrier constructability, construction costs, and physical and hydrologic performance at the field scale. The barrier has been routinely monitored between November 1994 and September 1998 as part of a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) treatability test of barrier performance for the 200 BP 1 Operable Unit. Since FY 1998, monitoring has focused on a more limited set of key water balance, stability, and biotic parameters. In FY 2009, data collection was focused on: (1) water-balance monitoring, consisting of precipitation, runoff, soil moisture storage, and drainage measurements with evapotranspiration calculated by difference; (2) stability monitoring, consisting of asphalt-layer-settlement, basalt-side-slope-stability, and surface-elevation measurements; (3) vegetation dynamics; and (4) animal use. September 2009 marked 15 years since the start of monitoring and the collection of performance data. This report describes the results of monitoring activities during the period October 1, 2008, through September 30, 2009, and summarizes the 15 years of performance data collected from September 1994 through September 2009.},
doi = {10.2172/1027194},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {9}
}

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