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Title: An in situ moisture monitoring system for a solid low-level radioactive disposal pit at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Technical Area 54, Area G

At the end of the 1950's, Los Alamos National Laboratory began to develop a Laboratory-wide, shallow-land, solid low-level radioactive waste disposal area on top of Mesita del Buey at TA-54, Area G. An in situ hydrologic monitoring system in the zone of aeration was developed in early 1990 to detect the presence of the infiltration of meteoric water into Pit 37 at Area G. Monitoring the water movement through the pit cap into the waste with leaching and transport the containment rock and possible contamination of the main aquifer is of primary concern. 2 refs., 1 fig.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA) New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (USA). Dept. of Geology)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7015889
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-90-1251; CONF-9004186--1
ON: DE90010573; TRN: 90-016191
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 4. national undergraduate resesearch conference, Schenectady, NY (USA), 19-21 Apr 1990
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/DP
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; FLUID FLOW; MONITORING; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; AQUIFERS; BOREHOLES; CONTAMINATION; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; GEOLOGY; HYDROLOGY; LEACHING; LOS ALAMOS; LYSIMETERS; MOISTURE; ROCKS; TUFF; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; CAVITIES; DISSOLUTION; FEDERAL REGION VI; MANAGEMENT; MASS TRANSFER; MATERIALS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NEW MEXICO; NORTH AMERICA; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SEPARATION PROCESSES; USA; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES 052002* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Disposal & Storage