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Title: RADIONUCLIDE DISPERSION RATES BY AEOLIAN, FLUVIAL, AND POROUS MEDIA TRANSPORT

Abstract

Radionuclide transport was measured from high grade uranium ore boulders near the Nopal I Site, Chihuahua, Mexico. High grade uranium ore boulders were left behind after removal of a uranium ore stockpile at the Prior High Grade Stockpile (PHGS). During the 25 years when the boulder was present, radionuclides were released and transported by sheetflow during precipitation events, wind blown resuspension, and infiltration into the unsaturated zone. In this study, one of the boulders was removed, followed by grid sampling of the surrounding area. Measured gamma radiation levels in three dimensions were used to derive separate dispersion rates by the three transport mechanisms.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
YMP (Yucca Mountain Project, Las Vegas, Nevada)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
859186
Report Number(s):
NA
MOL.20050831.0063 DC#44994; TRN: US0600539
DOE Contract Number:  
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; DIMENSIONS; GAMMA RADIATION; MEXICO; PARTICLE RESUSPENSION; PRECIPITATION; RADIOISOTOPES; REMOVAL; SAMPLING; STOCKPILES; TRANSPORT; URANIUM ORES

Citation Formats

J. Walton, P. Goodell, C. Brashears, D. French, and A. Kelts. RADIONUCLIDE DISPERSION RATES BY AEOLIAN, FLUVIAL, AND POROUS MEDIA TRANSPORT. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.2172/859186.
J. Walton, P. Goodell, C. Brashears, D. French, & A. Kelts. RADIONUCLIDE DISPERSION RATES BY AEOLIAN, FLUVIAL, AND POROUS MEDIA TRANSPORT. United States. doi:10.2172/859186.
J. Walton, P. Goodell, C. Brashears, D. French, and A. Kelts. Mon . "RADIONUCLIDE DISPERSION RATES BY AEOLIAN, FLUVIAL, AND POROUS MEDIA TRANSPORT". United States. doi:10.2172/859186. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/859186.
@article{osti_859186,
title = {RADIONUCLIDE DISPERSION RATES BY AEOLIAN, FLUVIAL, AND POROUS MEDIA TRANSPORT},
author = {J. Walton and P. Goodell and C. Brashears and D. French and A. Kelts},
abstractNote = {Radionuclide transport was measured from high grade uranium ore boulders near the Nopal I Site, Chihuahua, Mexico. High grade uranium ore boulders were left behind after removal of a uranium ore stockpile at the Prior High Grade Stockpile (PHGS). During the 25 years when the boulder was present, radionuclides were released and transported by sheetflow during precipitation events, wind blown resuspension, and infiltration into the unsaturated zone. In this study, one of the boulders was removed, followed by grid sampling of the surrounding area. Measured gamma radiation levels in three dimensions were used to derive separate dispersion rates by the three transport mechanisms.},
doi = {10.2172/859186},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2005},
month = {7}
}