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Title: Chemical and Isotopic Composition and Gas Concentrations of Ground Water and Surface Water from Selected Sites At and Near the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho, 1994-97

Abstract

>From May 1994 through May 1997, the US Geological Survey, in cooperation with the US Department of Energy, collected water samples from 86 wells completed in the Snake River Plain aquifer at and near the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. The samples were analyzed for a variety of chemical constituents including all major elements and 22 trace elements. Concentrations of scandium, yttrium, and the lanthanide series were measured in samples from 11 wells and 1 hot spring. The data will be used to determine the fraction of young water in the ground water. The fraction of young water must be known to calculate the ages of ground water using chlorofluorocarbons. The concentrations of the isotopes deuterium, oxygen-18, carbon-13, carbon-14, and tritium were measured in many ground water, surface-water and spring samples. The isotopic composition will provide clues to the origin and sources of water in the Snake River Plain aquifer. Concentrations ! of helium-3 , helium-4, total helium, and neon were measured in most groundwater samples, and the results will be used to determine the recharge temperature, and to date the ground waters.

Authors:
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  1. (USGS)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Geological Survey, Idaho Falls, ID (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
769363
Report Number(s):
DOE/ID-22164
TRN: AH200118%%529
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CARBON 13; CARBON 14; GROUND WATER; HELIUM 3; HELIUM 4; IDAHO; OXYGEN 18; RARE EARTHS; SNAKE RIVER PLAIN; SURFACE WATERS; TRACE AMOUNTS; US GS; WATER; WATER SAMPLES; WELLS; AQUIFER; CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS; YOUNG WATER; ISOTOPIC COMPOSITION; RECHARGE

Citation Formats

E. Busenberg, L. N. Plummer, M. W. Doughten, P. K. Widman, and R. C. Bartholomay. Chemical and Isotopic Composition and Gas Concentrations of Ground Water and Surface Water from Selected Sites At and Near the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho, 1994-97. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/769363.
E. Busenberg, L. N. Plummer, M. W. Doughten, P. K. Widman, & R. C. Bartholomay. Chemical and Isotopic Composition and Gas Concentrations of Ground Water and Surface Water from Selected Sites At and Near the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho, 1994-97. United States. doi:10.2172/769363.
E. Busenberg, L. N. Plummer, M. W. Doughten, P. K. Widman, and R. C. Bartholomay. Tue . "Chemical and Isotopic Composition and Gas Concentrations of Ground Water and Surface Water from Selected Sites At and Near the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho, 1994-97". United States. doi:10.2172/769363. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/769363.
@article{osti_769363,
title = {Chemical and Isotopic Composition and Gas Concentrations of Ground Water and Surface Water from Selected Sites At and Near the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho, 1994-97},
author = {E. Busenberg and L. N. Plummer and M. W. Doughten and P. K. Widman and R. C. Bartholomay},
abstractNote = {>From May 1994 through May 1997, the US Geological Survey, in cooperation with the US Department of Energy, collected water samples from 86 wells completed in the Snake River Plain aquifer at and near the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. The samples were analyzed for a variety of chemical constituents including all major elements and 22 trace elements. Concentrations of scandium, yttrium, and the lanthanide series were measured in samples from 11 wells and 1 hot spring. The data will be used to determine the fraction of young water in the ground water. The fraction of young water must be known to calculate the ages of ground water using chlorofluorocarbons. The concentrations of the isotopes deuterium, oxygen-18, carbon-13, carbon-14, and tritium were measured in many ground water, surface-water and spring samples. The isotopic composition will provide clues to the origin and sources of water in the Snake River Plain aquifer. Concentrations ! of helium-3 , helium-4, total helium, and neon were measured in most groundwater samples, and the results will be used to determine the recharge temperature, and to date the ground waters.},
doi = {10.2172/769363},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}