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Main Title Tritium Measurement of Natural Waters on Oahu, Hawaii: A Preliminary Interpretation. (Sampling Period: July 1969 to June 1970).
Author La, L. Stephen ; Hufe, Theodorus H. ;
CORP Author Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Water Resources Research Center.
Year Published 1973
Report Number TR-65; DI-14-31-0001-3011; OWRR-A-021-HI; 12499,; A-021-HI(1)
Stock Number PB-222 279
Additional Subjects ( Water resources ; Hawaii) ; ( Water analysis ; Tritium) ; Groundwater ; Surface waters ; Rain ; Radioactive isotopes ; Oahu Island ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-222 279 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 43p
Water samples collected from various surface and sub-surface sources on the island of Oahu were analyzed for tritium levels. Tritium activity levels in twenty-five monthly rainwater samples show a seasonal dependence with a maximum in the summer (18.5 to 23 TU) and a minimum in the winer (12 TU). Samples from two surface-water reservoirs had activities of 13.2 and 19.7 TU reflecting contemporary rainwater which is their major source of recharge. Four streams in the Pearl Harbor area showed 'rainwater' tritium levels when sampled at high flow. At low flow, two of the streams had low tritium levels indicating ground-water dischage into the stream, while the tritium activity of the other two streams was comparable to rainwater. Tritium activity higher than that of contemporary rainwater (22-38 TU) was exhibited by samples from two springs which discharge perched water, while samples from three wells and two shafts in the Honolulu area showed very little or no tritium activity. Multiple-depth samples obtained from wells in the Pearl Harbor area showed correlations between tritium activities, depths of sampling, and chloride concentrations. (Author)