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Title: Evaluation of Elevated Tritium Levels in Groundwater Downgradient from the 618-11 Burial Ground Phase I Investigations

Abstract

This report describes the results of the preliminary investigation of elevated tritium in groundwater discovered near the 618-11 burial ground, located in the eastern part of the Hanford Site. Tritium in one well downgradient of the burial ground was detected at levels up to 8,140,000 pCi/L. The 618-11 burial ground received a variety of radioactive waste from the 300 Area between 1962 and 1967. The burial ground covers 3.5 hectare (8.6 acre) and contains trenches, large diameter caissons, and vertical pipe storage units. The burial ground was stabilized with a native sediment covering. The Energy Northwest reactor complex was constructed immediately east of the burial ground.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
756367
Report Number(s):
PNNL-13228
R&D Project: 40920; 830403000; TRN: US0200718
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Supercedes report DE00756367; PBD: 1 May 2000; PBD: 1 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; EVALUATION; GROUND COVER; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SEDIMENTS; STORAGE; TRITIUM

Citation Formats

Dresel, P.E., Smith, R.M., Williams, B.A., Thompson, C.J., Evans, J.C., and Hulstrom, L.C. Evaluation of Elevated Tritium Levels in Groundwater Downgradient from the 618-11 Burial Ground Phase I Investigations. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/756367.
Dresel, P.E., Smith, R.M., Williams, B.A., Thompson, C.J., Evans, J.C., & Hulstrom, L.C. Evaluation of Elevated Tritium Levels in Groundwater Downgradient from the 618-11 Burial Ground Phase I Investigations. United States. doi:10.2172/756367.
Dresel, P.E., Smith, R.M., Williams, B.A., Thompson, C.J., Evans, J.C., and Hulstrom, L.C. Mon . "Evaluation of Elevated Tritium Levels in Groundwater Downgradient from the 618-11 Burial Ground Phase I Investigations". United States. doi:10.2172/756367. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/756367.
@article{osti_756367,
title = {Evaluation of Elevated Tritium Levels in Groundwater Downgradient from the 618-11 Burial Ground Phase I Investigations},
author = {Dresel, P.E. and Smith, R.M. and Williams, B.A. and Thompson, C.J. and Evans, J.C. and Hulstrom, L.C.},
abstractNote = {This report describes the results of the preliminary investigation of elevated tritium in groundwater discovered near the 618-11 burial ground, located in the eastern part of the Hanford Site. Tritium in one well downgradient of the burial ground was detected at levels up to 8,140,000 pCi/L. The 618-11 burial ground received a variety of radioactive waste from the 300 Area between 1962 and 1967. The burial ground covers 3.5 hectare (8.6 acre) and contains trenches, large diameter caissons, and vertical pipe storage units. The burial ground was stabilized with a native sediment covering. The Energy Northwest reactor complex was constructed immediately east of the burial ground.},
doi = {10.2172/756367},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}