Document Details

Environmental Nitrate Sampling Program
Subject Terms:
Nitrogen, soil, ammonia; irrigation, organic,
Napier, J.M.; Napier, J.M.
Document Location:
DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email:
Document Categories:
Health, Safety and Environment\Environmental Effects; Science and Technology\Geology, Hydrology, Seismology, Site Studies
Document Type:
Publication Date:
1972 Dec 31
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Accession Number:
Document Number(s):
MS/CHR-503517/K-25; 4311
Originating Research Org.:
Union Carbide Corporation
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
The results of the October 1972 nitrate sampling program for Poplar Creek sampled near Building 9720-5 storm sewer outfall and upper Bear Creek Valley 0.3 mile below the S-3 disposal ponds are presented in Tables I and II which are included in this report. Wet weather during the greater part of the month resulted in generally lower nitrate concentrations because of surface runoff dilution. S-3 acid disposal pond water elevations from July 1971 to November 1972 are given in Table III. Because of heavy rainfall during October, the S-3 pond impoundment levels were at elevations normally reached early in January. A summary by months of the total nitrates at the two designated sampling locations is presented in Table IV. The total quantity of nitrate in Bear Creek was significantly higher for October than in September. Also included in this report are two memos entitled: (1) "Summary of Nitrogen Concentrations in Soil Water Collected at 2' Depth on Forest Irrigation Plots," dated October 6, 1972; and (2) "Results of Forest Irrigation Project: Organic Matter Losses from Forest Litter," dated October 25, 1972. These memos are added to provide more detailed information on the subject matter.

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