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Title: Understanding the Subsurface Reactive Transport of Transuranic Contaminants at DOE Sites

Our primary hypothesis is that actinides can interact with surfaces in fundamentally different ways than other metals, metalloids, and oxyanions and that this fundamental difference requires new approaches to studying and modeling transuranic sorption to minerals and geomedia. This project supports a key mission of the SBR program to develop sufficient scientific understanding such that DOE sites will be able to incorporate coupled physical, chemical, and biological processes into decision making for environmental management and long-term stewardship, while also supporting DOE’s commitment to education, training, and collaboration with DOE user facilities.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Auburn Univ., AL (United States)
  2. Univ. of Notre Dame, IN (United States)
  3. Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States)
  4. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1111346
Report Number(s):
FinalReport
DOE Contract Number:
SC0001516
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Auburn Univ., AL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; Actinides; Uranium; Thorium; Neptunium; Plutonium