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Title: 2016 Groundwater Monitoring and Inspection Report Gnome-Coach, New Mexico, Site January 2017

Abstract

The Gnome-Coach, New Mexico, Site was the location of an underground nuclear test in 1961 and a groundwater tracer test in 1963. Residual contamination remaining in the subsurface from these events requires long-term oversight. The Long-Term Surveillance and Maintenance Plan for the site describes the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management’s (LM’s) plan for monitoring groundwater (radiochemical sampling and hydraulic head measurements), inspecting the site, maintaining the site’s institutional controls, evaluating and reporting data, and documenting the site’s records and data management processes. Groundwater monitoring and site inspection activities are conducted annually. This report summarizes the results of these activities conducted during the October 2015 through September 2016 reporting period. The site inspection and annual sampling were conducted on January 27, 2016. At the time of the site inspection, the signs installed near the emplacement shaft, near well USGS-1, and around the perimeter of the site were observed as being in good condition, as were the roads, wellheads, and Project Gnome monument. No new groundwater extraction wells or oil and gas wells were installed during this reporting period on the site or in the sections that surround the site. One new application was received by the New Mexicomore » Oil Conservation Division to install a salt water disposal well approximately 0.8 miles northeast of the Project Gnome monument. The proposed well has a planned completion depth of 15,500 feet below ground surface, but as of November 2016 a drill date has not been established.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. USDOE Office of Legacy Management, Washington, DC (United States)
  2. Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE Office of Legacy Management, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Legacy Management (LM), Office of Site Operations (LM-20)
OSTI Identifier:
1348902
Report Number(s):
S-15149
DOE Contract Number:  
LM0000421
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; January 27, 2016 Gnome-Coach, NM site inspection and annual sampling

Citation Formats

Kreie, Ken, and Findlay, Rick. 2016 Groundwater Monitoring and Inspection Report Gnome-Coach, New Mexico, Site January 2017. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1348902.
Kreie, Ken, & Findlay, Rick. 2016 Groundwater Monitoring and Inspection Report Gnome-Coach, New Mexico, Site January 2017. United States. doi:10.2172/1348902.
Kreie, Ken, and Findlay, Rick. Sun . "2016 Groundwater Monitoring and Inspection Report Gnome-Coach, New Mexico, Site January 2017". United States. doi:10.2172/1348902. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1348902.
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abstractNote = {The Gnome-Coach, New Mexico, Site was the location of an underground nuclear test in 1961 and a groundwater tracer test in 1963. Residual contamination remaining in the subsurface from these events requires long-term oversight. The Long-Term Surveillance and Maintenance Plan for the site describes the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management’s (LM’s) plan for monitoring groundwater (radiochemical sampling and hydraulic head measurements), inspecting the site, maintaining the site’s institutional controls, evaluating and reporting data, and documenting the site’s records and data management processes. Groundwater monitoring and site inspection activities are conducted annually. This report summarizes the results of these activities conducted during the October 2015 through September 2016 reporting period. The site inspection and annual sampling were conducted on January 27, 2016. At the time of the site inspection, the signs installed near the emplacement shaft, near well USGS-1, and around the perimeter of the site were observed as being in good condition, as were the roads, wellheads, and Project Gnome monument. No new groundwater extraction wells or oil and gas wells were installed during this reporting period on the site or in the sections that surround the site. One new application was received by the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division to install a salt water disposal well approximately 0.8 miles northeast of the Project Gnome monument. The proposed well has a planned completion depth of 15,500 feet below ground surface, but as of November 2016 a drill date has not been established.},
doi = {10.2172/1348902},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2017}
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