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Title: Monitoring Potential Transport of Radioactive Contaminants in Shallow Ephemeral Channels: FY2017

Abstract

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is conducting a field assessment of the potential for contaminated soil to be transported from the Smoky Site Contamination Area (CA) as a result of storm runoff. This activity supports U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Nevada Program (EM-NV) efforts to establish post-closure monitoring plans for the Smoky Site Soils Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 550. The work is intended to confirm the likely mechanism of transport and determine the meteorological conditions that might cause the movement of contaminated soils, as well as determine the particle size fraction that is most closely associated with transported radionuclide-contaminated soils. These data will facilitate the design of the appropriate post-closure monitoring program. In 2011, DRI installed a meteorological monitoring station on the west side of the Smoky Site CA and a hydrologic (runoff) monitoring station within the CA, near the east side. Air temperature, wind speed, wind direction, relative humidity, precipitation, solar radiation, barometric pressure, soil temperature, and soil water content are collected at the meteorological station. The maximum, minimum, and average or total values (as appropriate) for each of these parameters are recorded for each 10-minute interval. The maximum, minimum, and average water depth in the flumemore » installed at the hydrology station are also recorded for every 10-minute interval. This report presents data collected from these stations during fiscal year (FY) 2017.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Desert Research Inst. (DRI), Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Nevada Univ., Reno, NV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM); USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1432358
Report Number(s):
4-5281; DOE/NV/0003590-10
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0003590
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is conducting a field assessment of the potential for contaminated soil to be transported from the Smoky Site Contamination Area (CA) as a result of storm runoff. This activity supports U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Nevada Program (EM-NV) efforts to establish post-closure monitoring plans for the Smoky Site Soils Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 550. The work is intended to confirm the likely echanism of transport and determine the meteorological conditions that might cause the movement of contaminated soils, as well as determine the particle size fraction that is most closely associated with transported radionuclide-contaminated soils. These data will facilitate the design of the appropriate post-closure monitoring program.

Citation Formats

Mizell, Steve A., Campbell, Scott A., McCurdy, Greg, and Miller, Julianne J. Monitoring Potential Transport of Radioactive Contaminants in Shallow Ephemeral Channels: FY2017. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1432358.
Mizell, Steve A., Campbell, Scott A., McCurdy, Greg, & Miller, Julianne J. Monitoring Potential Transport of Radioactive Contaminants in Shallow Ephemeral Channels: FY2017. United States. doi:10.2172/1432358.
Mizell, Steve A., Campbell, Scott A., McCurdy, Greg, and Miller, Julianne J. Sun . "Monitoring Potential Transport of Radioactive Contaminants in Shallow Ephemeral Channels: FY2017". United States. doi:10.2172/1432358. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1432358.
@article{osti_1432358,
title = {Monitoring Potential Transport of Radioactive Contaminants in Shallow Ephemeral Channels: FY2017},
author = {Mizell, Steve A. and Campbell, Scott A. and McCurdy, Greg and Miller, Julianne J.},
abstractNote = {The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is conducting a field assessment of the potential for contaminated soil to be transported from the Smoky Site Contamination Area (CA) as a result of storm runoff. This activity supports U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Nevada Program (EM-NV) efforts to establish post-closure monitoring plans for the Smoky Site Soils Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 550. The work is intended to confirm the likely mechanism of transport and determine the meteorological conditions that might cause the movement of contaminated soils, as well as determine the particle size fraction that is most closely associated with transported radionuclide-contaminated soils. These data will facilitate the design of the appropriate post-closure monitoring program. In 2011, DRI installed a meteorological monitoring station on the west side of the Smoky Site CA and a hydrologic (runoff) monitoring station within the CA, near the east side. Air temperature, wind speed, wind direction, relative humidity, precipitation, solar radiation, barometric pressure, soil temperature, and soil water content are collected at the meteorological station. The maximum, minimum, and average or total values (as appropriate) for each of these parameters are recorded for each 10-minute interval. The maximum, minimum, and average water depth in the flume installed at the hydrology station are also recorded for every 10-minute interval. This report presents data collected from these stations during fiscal year (FY) 2017.},
doi = {10.2172/1432358},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
}