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Title: Hydraulic and thermal properties of soil samples from the buried waste test facility

In shallow land burial, the most common disposal method for low-level waste, waste containers are placed in shallow trenches and covered with natural sediment material. To design such a facility requires an in-depth understanding of the infiltration and evaporation processes taking place at the soil surface and the effect these processes have on the amount of water cycling through a burial zone. At the DOE Hanford Site in Richland, Washington, a field installation called the Buried Waste Test Facility (BWTF) has been constructed to study unsaturated soil water and contaminant transport. PNL is collecting data at the BWTF to help explain soil water movement at shallow depths, and specifically evaporation from bare sols. The data presented here represent the initial phase of a cooperative effort between PNL and Washington State University to use data collected at the BWFT.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6040632
Report Number(s):
PNL-4015
ON: DE82002649; TRN: 82-000161
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; SOILS; HYDRAULICS; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; EVAPORATION; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FLUID FLOW; HANFORD RESERVATION; MOISTURE; TEST FACILITIES; THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY; WATER; DATA; FLUID MECHANICS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INFORMATION; MANAGEMENT; MASS TRANSFER; MATERIALS; MECHANICS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUMERICAL DATA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES 052000* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Management; 510500 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Site Resource & Use Studies-- (-1989)