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Title: Sediment and radionuclide transport in rivers field sampling program Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, New York. Annual progress report, October 1977--September 1978

Abstract

One mechanism affecting the dispersal of radioactive materials in water bodies is radionuclide adsorption by sediment. Consequently, sediment transport is a major factor to consider when evaluating radionuclide migration. As a part of a study on sediment and radionuclide transport in rivers, Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) is investigating the effect of sediment on the transport of radionuclides in Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, New York, during different flow conditions. Sources of radioactivity in these creeks were a low-level waste disposal site and a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant. Reprocessing operations were terminated in 1972 and waste disposal was discontinued in 1975. Other sources of radioactivity include fallout from worldwide weapons testing and natural background radioactivity. The major objective of the PNL Field Sampling Program is to provide data on sediment and radionuclide characteristics in Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks to verify the use of the Sediment and Radionuclide Transport model, SERATRA, for nontidal rivers. The program is divided into three phases: Phase 1, medium-flow condition; Phase 2, low-flow condition; and Phase 3, high-flow condition. To date, results have been obtained primarily for the Phase 1 portion. For the Phase 1 sampling, 10 transects were established to collect data on flow and channel, water,more » sediment, and radionuclide characteristics. Some radiological analyses were made on samples of water, suspended sediment, and bed sediment.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6205897
Report Number(s):
NUREG/CR-0576; PNL-2551
TRN: 79-008091
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-06-1830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; AMERICIUM 241; ADSORPTION; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; RADIATION MONITORING; ANTIMONY 125; BISMUTH 207; CERIUM 144; CESIUM 134; CESIUM 137; COBALT 60; COMPUTER CODES; S CODES; CURIUM 244; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; EUROPIUM 152; EUROPIUM 155; LEAD 210; NIOBIUM 95; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS; PLUTONIUM 238; PLUTONIUM 239; POTASSIUM 40; RADIUM 224; RADIUM 226; RHODIUM 101; RHODIUM 102; RUTHENIUM 103; RUTHENIUM 106; SEDIMENTS; RADIOACTIVITY; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; SORPTIVE PROPERTIES; STREAMS; STRONTIUM 90; THORIUM 228; THORIUM 232; TRITIUM; URANIUM 235; URANIUM 238; ZIRCONIUM 95; COMPILED DATA; NEW YORK; TABLES; ACTINIDE ISOTOPES; ACTINIDE NUCLEI; ALKALI METAL ISOTOPES; ALKALINE EARTH ISOTOPES; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; AMERICIUM ISOTOPES; ANTIMONY ISOTOPES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-PLUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BISMUTH ISOTOPES; CERIUM ISOTOPES; CESIUM ISOTOPES; COBALT ISOTOPES; CURIUM ISOTOPES; DATA FORMS; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; ELECTRON CAPTURE RADIOISOTOPES; EUROPIUM ISOTOPES; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; EVEN-ODD NUCLEI; HEAVY NUCLEI; HOURS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; INTERNAL CONVERSION RADIOISOTOPES; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LEAD ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; MASS TRANSFER; MID-ATLANTIC REGION; MINUTES LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; MONITORING; NIOBIUM ISOTOPES; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ODD-ODD NUCLEI; PLUTONIUM ISOTOPES; POTASSIUM ISOTOPES; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIUM ISOTOPES; RARE EARTH ISOTOPES; RARE EARTH NUCLEI; RHODIUM ISOTOPES; RUTHENIUM ISOTOPES; SORPTION; STRONTIUM ISOTOPES; SURFACE PROPERTIES; SURFACE WATERS; THORIUM ISOTOPES; URANIUM ISOTOPES; USA; WASTES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; ZIRCONIUM ISOTOPES; 520301* - Environment, Aquatic- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- Water- (1987); 520100 - Environment, Aquatic- Basic Studies- (-1989); 053000 - Nuclear Fuels- Environmental Aspects

Citation Formats

Ecker, R M, and Onishi, Y. Sediment and radionuclide transport in rivers field sampling program Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, New York. Annual progress report, October 1977--September 1978. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Ecker, R M, & Onishi, Y. Sediment and radionuclide transport in rivers field sampling program Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, New York. Annual progress report, October 1977--September 1978. United States.
Ecker, R M, and Onishi, Y. 1978. "Sediment and radionuclide transport in rivers field sampling program Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, New York. Annual progress report, October 1977--September 1978". United States.
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