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Title: NNSS Soils Monitoring: Plutonium Valley (CAU 366) FY2013 and FY2014

Abstract

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is conducting a field assessment of the potential for contaminated soil transport from the Plutonium Valley Contamination Area (CA) as a result of wind transport and storm runoff in support of Nevada Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) efforts to complete regulatory closure of the contamination areas. The DRI work is intended to confirm the likely mechanism(s) of transport and determine the meteorological conditions that might cause movement of contaminated soils. Emphasis is given to collecting sediment transported by channelized storm runoff at the Plutonium Valley investigation sites. These data will inform closure plans that are being developed, which will facilitate appropriate closure design and postclosure monitoring. Desert Research Institute installed two meteorological monitoring stations south (station number 1) and north (station number 2) of the Plutonium Valley CA and a runoff sediment sampling station within the CA in 2011. Temperature, wind speed, wind direction, relative humidity, precipitation, solar radiation, barometric pressure, soil temperature, and airborne particulate concentration are collected at both meteorological stations. The maximum, minimum, and average or total (as appropriate) for each of these parameters is recorded for each 10-minute interval. The sediment sampling station includes an automatically activated ISCO sampling pump with collectionmore » bottles for suspended sediment, which is activated when sufficient flow is present in the channel, and passive traps for bedload material that is transported down the channel during runoff events. This report presents data collected from these stations during FY2013 and FY2014.« less

Authors:
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  1. Desert Research Inst. (DRI), Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Desert Research Inst. (DRI), Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1326640
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/0000939-36
DOE/NV/0000939-36; TRN: US1700027
DOE Contract Number:
NA0000939
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; PLUTONIUM; RUNOFF; SOILS; VALLEYS; MONITORING; SEDIMENTS; DESERTS; SOLAR RADIATION; METEOROLOGY; NEVADA TEST SITE; SAMPLING; WIND; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; CONTAMINATION; HUMIDITY; PARTICULATES; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; ABUNDANCE; VELOCITY

Citation Formats

Miller, Julianne J., Nikolich, George, Mizell, Steve, McCurdy, Greg, and Campbell, Scott. NNSS Soils Monitoring: Plutonium Valley (CAU 366) FY2013 and FY2014. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1326640.
Miller, Julianne J., Nikolich, George, Mizell, Steve, McCurdy, Greg, & Campbell, Scott. NNSS Soils Monitoring: Plutonium Valley (CAU 366) FY2013 and FY2014. United States. doi:10.2172/1326640.
Miller, Julianne J., Nikolich, George, Mizell, Steve, McCurdy, Greg, and Campbell, Scott. Thu . "NNSS Soils Monitoring: Plutonium Valley (CAU 366) FY2013 and FY2014". United States. doi:10.2172/1326640. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1326640.
@article{osti_1326640,
title = {NNSS Soils Monitoring: Plutonium Valley (CAU 366) FY2013 and FY2014},
author = {Miller, Julianne J. and Nikolich, George and Mizell, Steve and McCurdy, Greg and Campbell, Scott},
abstractNote = {The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is conducting a field assessment of the potential for contaminated soil transport from the Plutonium Valley Contamination Area (CA) as a result of wind transport and storm runoff in support of Nevada Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) efforts to complete regulatory closure of the contamination areas. The DRI work is intended to confirm the likely mechanism(s) of transport and determine the meteorological conditions that might cause movement of contaminated soils. Emphasis is given to collecting sediment transported by channelized storm runoff at the Plutonium Valley investigation sites. These data will inform closure plans that are being developed, which will facilitate appropriate closure design and postclosure monitoring. Desert Research Institute installed two meteorological monitoring stations south (station number 1) and north (station number 2) of the Plutonium Valley CA and a runoff sediment sampling station within the CA in 2011. Temperature, wind speed, wind direction, relative humidity, precipitation, solar radiation, barometric pressure, soil temperature, and airborne particulate concentration are collected at both meteorological stations. The maximum, minimum, and average or total (as appropriate) for each of these parameters is recorded for each 10-minute interval. The sediment sampling station includes an automatically activated ISCO sampling pump with collection bottles for suspended sediment, which is activated when sufficient flow is present in the channel, and passive traps for bedload material that is transported down the channel during runoff events. This report presents data collected from these stations during FY2013 and FY2014.},
doi = {10.2172/1326640},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Thu Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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