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Accession Number DE2012-1053691
Title SRNL Radionuclide Field Lysimeter Experiment: Baseline Construction and Implementation.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 54p
Personal Author A. Hixon B. A. Powell C. Buchannan D. I. Kaplan H. Emerson J. Jablonski K. A. Roberts L. Bagwell P. Almond T. Waterhouse
Abstract The purpose of this document is to compile information regarding experimental design, facility design, construction, radionuclide source preparation, and path forward for the ten year Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) Radionuclide Field Lysimeter Experiment at the Savannah River Site (SRS). This is a collaborative effort by researchers at SRNL and Clemson University. The work instructions for the establishment, maintenance and sampling of the lysimeters are located in Appendix A. The scientific objectives of this study are to: 1. Study long-term radionuclide transport under conditions more representative of vadose zone conditions than laboratory experiments. 2. Provide more realistic quantification of radionuclide transport and geochemistry in the vadose zone, providing better information pertinent to radioactive waste storage solutions, than presently exists. 3. Reduce uncertainty and improve justification for geochemical models such as those used in performance assessments and composite analyses.
Keywords Construction
Performance evaluation
Radioactive waste storage
Radionuclide migration
Savannah River National Laboratory(

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 77G - Radioactive Wastes & Radioactivity
68F - Radiation Pollution & Control
Corporate Author Savannah River National Lab., Aiken, SC. Savannah River Nuclear Solutions.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number DE-AC09-08SR22470

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