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Title: Hanford Site Long-term Surface Barrier Development Program: Fiscal year 1994 highlights

The Hanford Site Surface Barrier Development Program was organized in 1985 to test the effectiveness of various barrier designs in minimizing the effects of water infiltration; plant, animal and human intrusion; and wind and water erosion on buried wastes, plus preventing or minimizing the emanation of noxious gases. A team of scientists from the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) and engineers from Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) direct the barrier development effort. ICF Kaiser Hanford Company, in conjunction with WHC and PNL, developed design drawings and construction specifications for a 5-acre prototype barrier. The highlight of efforts in FY 1994 was the construction of the prototype barrier. The prototype barrier was constructed on the Hanford Site at the 200 BP-1 Operable Unit of the 200 East Area. Construction was completed in August 1994 and monitoring instruments are being installed so experiments on the prototype barrier can begin in FY 1995. The purpose of the prototype barrier is to provide insights and experience with issues regarding barrier design, construction, and performance that have not been possible with individual tests and experiments conducted to date. Additional knowledge and experience was gained in FY 1994 on erosion control, physical stability, water infiltration control, model testing,more » Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) comparisons, biointrusion control, long-term performance, and technology transfer.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
95224
Report Number(s):
PNL-10605
ON: DE95016683; TRN: 95:018681
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Aug 1995
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; HANFORD RESERVATION; WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; STORAGE FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; CONTAINMENT; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS; DESIGN; COMPILED DATA; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE PATHWAY; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES