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THE USE OF BATCH TESTS AS A SCREENING TOOL FOR RADIONUCLIDE SORPTION CHARACTERIZATION STUDIES, HANFORD, WASHINGTON, U.S.A.

Citation:

Puls*, R W., L. L. Ames, AND J. E. McGarrah. THE USE OF BATCH TESTS AS A SCREENING TOOL FOR RADIONUCLIDE SORPTION CHARACTERIZATION STUDIES, HANFORD, WASHINGTON, U.S.A. APPLIED GEOCHEMISTRY. Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, 4(1):63-77, (1989).

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The U.S. Department of Energy was studying the feasibility of locating a high-level radioactive waste repository in basalt at the Hanford site in south-central Washington. This is a saturated site where ground water transport of radionuclides away from a repository is the mechanism for release to the accessible environment. Sorption as defined herein is the predominant means by which the movement of radionuclides are retarded in a ground water flow system. This work presents preliminary laboratory batch testing results in the context of the entire site system sorption characterization strategy. An anoxic experimental approach was used with basalt flow top core samples recovered from depths of 915 m (3000 ft) below the earth surface. The kinetics of sorption were relatively slow and increased in the order U

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 01/01/1989
Record Last Revised: 03/20/2009
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 128717

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUBSURFACE PROTECTION AND REMEDIATION DIVISION

SUBSURFACE REMEDIATION BRANCH