The role of plants and animals in isolation barriers at Hanford, Washington

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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, and in minimizing the emanation of noxious gases. Plants will serve to minimize drainage and erosion, but present,the potential for growing roots into wastes. Animals burrow holes into the soil, and the burrow holes could allow water to preferentially drain into the waste. They also bring soil to the surface which, if wastes are incorporated, could present a risk for the ... continued below

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Link, S.O.; Cadwell, L.L.; Petersen, K.L.; Sackschewsky, M.R. & Landeen, D.S. September 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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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, and in minimizing the emanation of noxious gases. Plants will serve to minimize drainage and erosion, but present,the potential for growing roots into wastes. Animals burrow holes into the soil, and the burrow holes could allow water to preferentially drain into the waste. They also bring soil to the surface which, if wastes are incorporated, could present a risk for the dispersion of wastes into the environment. This report reviews work done to assess the role of plants and animals in isolation barriers at Hanford. It also reviews work done to understand the potential effects from climate change on the plants and animals that may inhabit barriers in the future.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96000814

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  • Other Information: PBD: Sep 1995

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  • Other: DE96000814
  • Report No.: PNL--10788
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/109666 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 109666
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc619145

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Link, S.O.; Cadwell, L.L.; Petersen, K.L.; Sackschewsky, M.R. & Landeen, D.S. The role of plants and animals in isolation barriers at Hanford, Washington, report, September 1, 1995; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc619145/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.