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Title: Sediment and radionuclide transport in rivers. Summary report, field sampling program for Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, New York

Abstract

A three-phase field sampling program was conducted on the Buttermilk-Cattaraugus Creek system 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. Phase 1 of the sampling program was conducted during November and December 1977; Phase 2 during September 1978; and Phase 3 during April 1979. Bed sediment, suspended sediment, and water samples were collected over a 45-mile reach of the creek system. Bed sediment samples were also collected at the mouth of Cattaraugus Creek in Lake Erie. A fourth sampling trip was conducted during May 1980 to obtain supplementary channel geometry data and flood plain sediment samples. 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 andmore » Cattaraugus Creeks.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6608376
Report Number(s):
NUREG/CR-1030-Vol.4; PNL-3117-Vol.4
ON: DE83004627
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of document are illegible
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AMERICIUM 241; RADIOECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; CESIUM 134; CESIUM 137; COBALT 60; CURIUM 244; PLUTONIUM 238; PLUTONIUM 239; PLUTONIUM 240; SEDIMENTS; RADIOACTIVITY; STRONTIUM 90; SURFACE WATERS; TRITIUM; BISMUTH 207; BISMUTH 214; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY; LAKE ERIE; NEW YORK; POTASSIUM 40; RADIATION MONITORING; RADIOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; RADIUM 226; RADIUM 228; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; RIVERS; URANIUM 235; URANIUM 238; ACTINIDE ISOTOPES; ACTINIDE NUCLEI; ALKALI METAL ISOTOPES; ALKALINE EARTH ISOTOPES; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; AMERICIUM ISOTOPES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-PLUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BISMUTH ISOTOPES; CESIUM ISOTOPES; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; COBALT ISOTOPES; CURIUM ISOTOPES; DATA; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; ELECTRON CAPTURE RADIOISOTOPES; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; EVEN-ODD NUCLEI; FEDERAL REGION II; GREAT LAKES; HEAVY NUCLEI; HOURS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; INFORMATION; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; INTERNAL CONVERSION RADIOISOTOPES; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LAKES; LIGHT NUCLEI; MASS TRANSFER; MINUTES LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; MONITORING; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEI; NUMERICAL DATA; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ODD-ODD NUCLEI; PLUTONIUM ISOTOPES; POTASSIUM ISOTOPES; QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIUM ISOTOPES; SPECTROSCOPY; STREAMS; STRONTIUM ISOTOPES; URANIUM ISOTOPES; USA; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 520301* - Environment, Aquatic- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- Water- (1987)

Citation Formats

Walters, W H, Ecker, R M, and Onishi, Y. Sediment and radionuclide transport in rivers. Summary report, field sampling program for Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, New York. United States: N. p., 1982. Web. doi:10.2172/6608376.
Walters, W H, Ecker, R M, & Onishi, Y. Sediment and radionuclide transport in rivers. Summary report, field sampling program for Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, New York. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6608376
Walters, W H, Ecker, R M, and Onishi, Y. 1982. "Sediment and radionuclide transport in rivers. Summary report, field sampling program for Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, New York". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6608376. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6608376.
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title = {Sediment and radionuclide transport in rivers. Summary report, field sampling program for Cattaraugus and Buttermilk Creeks, New York},
author = {Walters, W H and Ecker, R M and Onishi, Y},
abstractNote = {A three-phase field sampling program was conducted on the Buttermilk-Cattaraugus Creek system 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. Phase 1 of the sampling program was conducted during November and December 1977; Phase 2 during September 1978; and Phase 3 during April 1979. Bed sediment, suspended sediment, and water samples were collected over a 45-mile reach of the creek system. Bed sediment samples were also collected at the mouth of Cattaraugus Creek in Lake Erie. A fourth sampling trip was conducted during May 1980 to obtain supplementary channel geometry data and flood plain sediment samples. 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.},
doi = {10.2172/6608376},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {11}
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