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Title: Status of liquid waste leaked from the 241-T-106 tank

Abstract

On June 8, 1973, the 241-T-106 tank, located on the Hanford Site, was confirmed as leaking. Approximately 4.35 x 10/sup 5/ liters (115,000 gallons) of liquid containing 40,000 curies of cesium-137, 14,000 curies of strontium-90, 6 curies of plutonium and americium, and 297,000 curies of various fission products (with half-lives less than 5 years) were released to the glaciofluvial sediments surrounding the tank. Subsequent to the leak, studies were conducted to monitor and assess the potential for migration of radioactivity to points of potential uptake. These studies included: the drilling of monitoring wells to provide access for in situ instrumentation and to collect sediment samples for geologic and radionuclide analysis; in situ total gamma logging of wells to monitor changes in the leak plume; in situ gamma energy analysis measurements to determine species and concentrations of radionuclides in the leak plume; and, computer modeling to predict future changes in the plume.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Atomics International Div., Richland, WA (USA). Rockwell Hanford Operations
OSTI Identifier:
6052592
Report Number(s):
RHO-ST-1
TRN: 79-013566
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-06-1030
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; LEAKS; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; AMERICIUM; CESIUM 137; DEPTH; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FISSION PRODUCTS; HANFORD RESERVATION; ISOLATED VALUES; PLUTONIUM; STRONTIUM 90; TANKS; ACTINIDES; ALKALI METAL ISOTOPES; ALKALINE EARTH ISOTOPES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CESIUM ISOTOPES; CONTAINERS; DATA; DATA FORMS; DIMENSIONS; ELEMENTS; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; INFORMATION; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; MANAGEMENT; MASS TRANSFER; METALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEI; NUMERICAL DATA; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOISOTOPES; STORAGE; STRONTIUM ISOTOPES; TRANSPLUTONIUM ELEMENTS; TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE STORAGE; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage; 053000 - Nuclear Fuels- Environmental Aspects

Citation Formats

Brown, D.J., Routson, R.C., Price, W.H., and Fecht, K.R. Status of liquid waste leaked from the 241-T-106 tank. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Brown, D.J., Routson, R.C., Price, W.H., & Fecht, K.R. Status of liquid waste leaked from the 241-T-106 tank. United States.
Brown, D.J., Routson, R.C., Price, W.H., and Fecht, K.R. Thu . "Status of liquid waste leaked from the 241-T-106 tank". United States.
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title = {Status of liquid waste leaked from the 241-T-106 tank},
author = {Brown, D.J. and Routson, R.C. and Price, W.H. and Fecht, K.R.},
abstractNote = {On June 8, 1973, the 241-T-106 tank, located on the Hanford Site, was confirmed as leaking. Approximately 4.35 x 10/sup 5/ liters (115,000 gallons) of liquid containing 40,000 curies of cesium-137, 14,000 curies of strontium-90, 6 curies of plutonium and americium, and 297,000 curies of various fission products (with half-lives less than 5 years) were released to the glaciofluvial sediments surrounding the tank. Subsequent to the leak, studies were conducted to monitor and assess the potential for migration of radioactivity to points of potential uptake. These studies included: the drilling of monitoring wells to provide access for in situ instrumentation and to collect sediment samples for geologic and radionuclide analysis; in situ total gamma logging of wells to monitor changes in the leak plume; in situ gamma energy analysis measurements to determine species and concentrations of radionuclides in the leak plume; and, computer modeling to predict future changes in the plume.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
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