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Title: Contribution of Uranium-Bearing Evaporites to Plume Persistence Issues at a Former Uranium Mill Site Riverton, Wyoming, USA

Abstract

• Evaporites occur in an unsaturated silt layer, which is underlain by a sand and gravel aquifer. • These evaporites are rich in chloride across the site. • Uranium concentrations are higher in the evaporites that overlie the uranium contaminant plume. • Flooding can solubilize the evaporites in the silt layer and release chloride, sulfate (not shown), and uranium into the underlyingsand and gravel aquifer. • The uranium-rich evaporites can delay natural flushing, creating plume persistence near the Little Wind River.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [1];  [4]
  1. Navarro Research and Engineering
  2. U.S. Department of Energy, Legacy Management
  3. U.S. Geological Survey 1225 Market Street Riverton, WY 82501
  4. Navarrao Research and Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
US Department of Energy/Office of Legacy Management
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Legacy Management (LM), Office of Site Operations (LM-20)
OSTI Identifier:
1323933
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-LM000421
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: GSA 2016, Denver, CO, 9/25-9/28/16
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Johnson, Raymond, Dam, William, Campbell, Sam, Campbell, James, Morris, Sarah, and Tigar, Aaron. Contribution of Uranium-Bearing Evaporites to Plume Persistence Issues at a Former Uranium Mill Site Riverton, Wyoming, USA. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Johnson, Raymond, Dam, William, Campbell, Sam, Campbell, James, Morris, Sarah, & Tigar, Aaron. Contribution of Uranium-Bearing Evaporites to Plume Persistence Issues at a Former Uranium Mill Site Riverton, Wyoming, USA. United States.
Johnson, Raymond, Dam, William, Campbell, Sam, Campbell, James, Morris, Sarah, and Tigar, Aaron. Mon . "Contribution of Uranium-Bearing Evaporites to Plume Persistence Issues at a Former Uranium Mill Site Riverton, Wyoming, USA". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1323933.
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author = {Johnson, Raymond and Dam, William and Campbell, Sam and Campbell, James and Morris, Sarah and Tigar, Aaron},
abstractNote = {• Evaporites occur in an unsaturated silt layer, which is underlain by a sand and gravel aquifer. • These evaporites are rich in chloride across the site. • Uranium concentrations are higher in the evaporites that overlie the uranium contaminant plume. • Flooding can solubilize the evaporites in the silt layer and release chloride, sulfate (not shown), and uranium into the underlyingsand and gravel aquifer. • The uranium-rich evaporites can delay natural flushing, creating plume persistence near the Little Wind River.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
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