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  • Main Title Report and analysis of the BULLION forced-gradient experiment


  • Name: It Corporation / Las Vegas (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1998-08-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The BULLION Forced-Gradient Experiment (FGE) was conducted in the summer of 1997, starting June 2 and ending August 28. The site of the experiment was the ER-20-6 well field adjacent to the BULLION test. Figure 1-1 shows the location of this site on Pahute Mesa in Area 20 of the Nevada Test Site. Figure 1-2 shows the ER-20-6 site within the Pahute Mesa hydrogeologic framework, and Figure 1-3 shows the site layout with respect to the BULLION test. The purpose of the BULLION FGE was to provide information relevant to the transport of radionuclides in groundwater. Transport of radionuclides from Pahute Mesa is of special concern due to the potential for rapid movement of groundwater in the fractured volcanic rocks comprising the Mesa and formations along the anticipated downgradient path of groundwater. The objective was specifically to observe the transport process and characterize transport parameters (e.g., effective porosity, dispersivity and matrix diffusion) for use in predictive modeling of contaminant transport. Additional objectives were to characterize the hydrologic source term and the relative mobility of mobile radionuclides.
  • Physical Description: 190 p.; Other: FDE: PDF; PL:


  • Keyword: Ground Water
  • Keyword: Fluid Flow
  • Keyword: Rocks
  • Keyword: Nevada Test Site
  • Keyword: Radioisotopes
  • Keyword: Dispersions
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • Keyword: Migration
  • Keyword: Nevada


  • Other Information: PBD: Aug 1998


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE98059414
  • Report No.: DOE/NV/13052--042
  • Grant Number: AC08-97NV13052
  • DOI: 10.2172/305939
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 305939
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc677665


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE98059414