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Title: Sediment and radionuclide transport in rivers. Phase 3. Field sampling program for Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, New York

Abstract

A field sampling program was conducted on Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, New York during April 1979 to investigate the transport of radionuclides in surface waters as part of a continuing program to provide data for application and verification of Pacific Northwest Laboratory's (PNL) sediment and radionuclide transport model, SERATRA. Bed sediment, suspended sediment and water samples were collected during unsteady flow conditions over a 45 mile reach of stream channel. Radiological analysis of these samples included gamma ray spectrometry analysis, and radiochemical separation and analysis of Sr-90, Pu-238, Pu-239, 240, Am-241 and Cm-244. Tritium analysis was also performed on water samples. Based on the evaluation of radionuclide levels in Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, the Nuclear Fuel Services facility at West Valley, New York, may be the source of Cs-137, Sr-90, Cs-134, Co-60, Pu-238, Pu-239, 240, Am-241, Cm-244 and tritium found in the bed sediment, suspended sediment and water of Buttermilk and Cattaraugus Creeks. This field sampling effort was the last of a three phase program to collect hydrologic and radiologic data at different flow conditions.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5123011
Report Number(s):
NUREG/CR-1030-Vol.3; PNL-3117-Vol.3
ON: DE82021578
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; SEDIMENTS; RADIOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS; STREAMS; AMERICIUM 241; CESIUM 134; CESIUM 137; COBALT 60; CURIUM 244; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FALLOUT DEPOSITS; GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; NEW YORK; PLUTONIUM 238; PLUTONIUM 239; PLUTONIUM 240; POLLUTION SOURCES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; SAMPLING; STRONTIUM 90; TRITIUM; WEST VALLEY PROCESSING PLANT; ACTINIDE ISOTOPES; ACTINIDE NUCLEI; ALKALI METAL ISOTOPES; ALKALINE EARTH ISOTOPES; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; AMERICIUM ISOTOPES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CESIUM ISOTOPES; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; COBALT ISOTOPES; CURIUM ISOTOPES; DATA; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; EVEN-ODD NUCLEI; FALLOUT; FEDERAL REGION II; FUEL REPROCESSING PLANTS; HEAVY NUCLEI; HOURS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; INFORMATION; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; INTERNAL CONVERSION RADIOISOTOPES; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; MANAGEMENT; MASS TRANSFER; MATERIALS; MINUTES LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEI; NUMERICAL DATA; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ODD-ODD NUCLEI; PLUTONIUM ISOTOPES; QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOISOTOPES; SPECTROSCOPY; STRONTIUM ISOTOPES; SURFACE WATERS; USA; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 053000* - Nuclear Fuels- Environmental Aspects; 520301 - Environment, Aquatic- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- Water- (1987)

Citation Formats

Ecker, R M, Walters, W H, and Onishi, Y. Sediment and radionuclide transport in rivers. Phase 3. Field sampling program for Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, New York. United States: N. p., 1982. Web. doi:10.2172/5123011.
Ecker, R M, Walters, W H, & Onishi, Y. Sediment and radionuclide transport in rivers. Phase 3. Field sampling program for Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, New York. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5123011
Ecker, R M, Walters, W H, and Onishi, Y. 1982. "Sediment and radionuclide transport in rivers. Phase 3. Field sampling program for Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, New York". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5123011. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5123011.
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title = {Sediment and radionuclide transport in rivers. Phase 3. Field sampling program for Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, New York},
author = {Ecker, R M and Walters, W H and Onishi, Y},
abstractNote = {A field sampling program was conducted on Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, New York during April 1979 to investigate the transport of radionuclides in surface waters as part of a continuing program to provide data for application and verification of Pacific Northwest Laboratory's (PNL) sediment and radionuclide transport model, SERATRA. Bed sediment, suspended sediment and water samples were collected during unsteady flow conditions over a 45 mile reach of stream channel. Radiological analysis of these samples included gamma ray spectrometry analysis, and radiochemical separation and analysis of Sr-90, Pu-238, Pu-239, 240, Am-241 and Cm-244. Tritium analysis was also performed on water samples. Based on the evaluation of radionuclide levels in Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, the Nuclear Fuel Services facility at West Valley, New York, may be the source of Cs-137, Sr-90, Cs-134, Co-60, Pu-238, Pu-239, 240, Am-241, Cm-244 and tritium found in the bed sediment, suspended sediment and water of Buttermilk and Cattaraugus Creeks. This field sampling effort was the last of a three phase program to collect hydrologic and radiologic data at different flow conditions.},
doi = {10.2172/5123011},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5123011}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {8}
}