Infiltration at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, traced by {sup 36}Cl

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Measurements of chloride and {sup 36}Cl in soils from two locations near Yucca Mountain, Nevada, have been used to trace the infiltration of precipitation in this arid region. The results show that the {sup 36}Cl fallout from nuclear weapons testing formed a well-defined peak at one location, with a maximum 0.5m below the surface. The structure of the {sup 36}Cl bomb pulse at the other location was much more complex, and quantity of {sup 36}Cl in the bomb pulse was <1% of the 6 x 10{sup 12} atoms {sup 36}Cl/m{sup 2} in the bomb pulse at the first location. The ... continued below

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Norris, A.E.; Wolfsberg, K.; Gifford, S.K.; Bentley, H.W. & Elmore, D. April 1, 1987.

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Measurements of chloride and {sup 36}Cl in soils from two locations near Yucca Mountain, Nevada, have been used to trace the infiltration of precipitation in this arid region. The results show that the {sup 36}Cl fallout from nuclear weapons testing formed a well-defined peak at one location, with a maximum 0.5m below the surface. The structure of the {sup 36}Cl bomb pulse at the other location was much more complex, and quantity of {sup 36}Cl in the bomb pulse was <1% of the 6 x 10{sup 12} atoms {sup 36}Cl/m{sup 2} in the bomb pulse at the first location. The data indicate hydrologic activity subsequent to the {sup 36}Cl bomb pulse fallout at one location, but none at the other location. 11 refs.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01; OSTI as DE87011330

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  • 4. international symposium on accelerator mass spectrometry, Ontario (Canada), 27-30 Apr 1987

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  • Other: DE87011330
  • Report No.: LA-UR--87-2252
  • Report No.: CONF-8704112--8
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 60105
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc693999

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Norris, A.E.; Wolfsberg, K.; Gifford, S.K.; Bentley, H.W. & Elmore, D. Infiltration at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, traced by {sup 36}Cl, article, April 1, 1987; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc693999/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.