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Title: Nevada National Security Site Groundwater Program

Abstract

From 1951 to 1992, the Unites States government conducted 828 underground nuclear tests at the Nevada National Security Site. About one-third of these tests occurred near, below or within the water table - the very top portion of the groundwater layer where rock and soil are completely saturated with water. As a result, some groundwater was contaminated. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) began exploring the effects of groundwater contamination in the 1970s. Though contamination from underground testing has never been detected on public land, the DOE was committed to developing an advanced, reliable monitoring network that ensures the long-term protection of the public. An intensive groundwater investigation program was launched in 1989.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
NNSA (National Nuclear Security Administration)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1160270
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; GROUNDWATER; CONTAMINATION; STUDIES; NEVADA TEST SITE; WATER TABLE; UGTA; UNDERGROUND TEST AREA

Citation Formats

None. Nevada National Security Site Groundwater Program. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
None. Nevada National Security Site Groundwater Program. United States.
None. Thu . "Nevada National Security Site Groundwater Program". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1160270.
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author = {None},
abstractNote = {From 1951 to 1992, the Unites States government conducted 828 underground nuclear tests at the Nevada National Security Site. About one-third of these tests occurred near, below or within the water table - the very top portion of the groundwater layer where rock and soil are completely saturated with water. As a result, some groundwater was contaminated. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) began exploring the effects of groundwater contamination in the 1970s. Though contamination from underground testing has never been detected on public land, the DOE was committed to developing an advanced, reliable monitoring network that ensures the long-term protection of the public. An intensive groundwater investigation program was launched in 1989.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {3}
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