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Title: NNSS Soils Monitoring: Plutonium Valley (CAU 366) FY2015

Abstract

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 National 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. The emphasis of the work is on 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 the appropriate closure design and post-closure monitoring. In 2011, DRI installed two meteorological monitoring stations south (station #1) and north (station #2) of the Plutonium Valley CA and a runoff sediment sampling station within the CA. 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 are recorded for each 10-minute interval. The sediment sampling station includes an automatically activated ISCO sampling pump with collection bottlesmore » 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 fiscal year (FY) 2015.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. Desert Research Inst. (DRI), Las Vegas, NV (United States)
  2. Desert Research Inst. (DRI), Reno, 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:
1344531
Report Number(s):
45273
DOE/NV/0000939-39
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-NA0000939
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Nikolich, George, Mizell, Steve, McCurdy, Greg, Campbell, Scott, and Miller, Julianne J. NNSS Soils Monitoring: Plutonium Valley (CAU 366) FY2015. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1344531.
Nikolich, George, Mizell, Steve, McCurdy, Greg, Campbell, Scott, & Miller, Julianne J. NNSS Soils Monitoring: Plutonium Valley (CAU 366) FY2015. United States. doi:10.2172/1344531.
Nikolich, George, Mizell, Steve, McCurdy, Greg, Campbell, Scott, and Miller, Julianne J. Wed . "NNSS Soils Monitoring: Plutonium Valley (CAU 366) FY2015". United States. doi:10.2172/1344531. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1344531.
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title = {NNSS Soils Monitoring: Plutonium Valley (CAU 366) FY2015},
author = {Nikolich, George and Mizell, Steve and McCurdy, Greg and Campbell, Scott and Miller, Julianne J.},
abstractNote = {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 National 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. The emphasis of the work is on 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 the appropriate closure design and post-closure monitoring. In 2011, DRI installed two meteorological monitoring stations south (station #1) and north (station #2) of the Plutonium Valley CA and a runoff sediment sampling station within the CA. 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 are 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 fiscal year (FY) 2015.},
doi = {10.2172/1344531},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2017}
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