Rapid assessment of soil and groundwater tritium by vegetation sampling

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A rapid and relatively inexpensive technique for defining the extent of groundwater contamination by tritium has been investigated. The technique uses existing vegetation to sample the groundwater. Water taken up by deep rooted trees is collected by enclosing tree branches in clear plastic bags. Water evaporated from the leaves condenses on the inner surface of the bag. The water is removed from the bag with a syringe. The bags can be sampled many times. Tritium in the water is detected by liquid scintillation counting. The water collected in the bags has no color and counts as well as distilled water ... continued below

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Murphy, C. E., Jr. September 1995.

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A rapid and relatively inexpensive technique for defining the extent of groundwater contamination by tritium has been investigated. The technique uses existing vegetation to sample the groundwater. Water taken up by deep rooted trees is collected by enclosing tree branches in clear plastic bags. Water evaporated from the leaves condenses on the inner surface of the bag. The water is removed from the bag with a syringe. The bags can be sampled many times. Tritium in the water is detected by liquid scintillation counting. The water collected in the bags has no color and counts as well as distilled water reference samples. The technique was used in an area of known tritium contamination and proved to be useful in defining the extent of tritium contamination.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95017487

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  • Other: DE95017487
  • Report No.: WSRC-TR--95-0050
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • DOI: 10.2172/105104 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 105104
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622365

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Murphy, C. E., Jr. Rapid assessment of soil and groundwater tritium by vegetation sampling, report, September 1995; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622365/: accessed October 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.