An Investigation of the Relationship Between Tritium in Groundwater and the Dendrochronology of Tritium in Trees at the Savannah River Site. Final report

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This project was supported through ERDA to demonstrate that the temporal distribution of tritium can be documented by the analysis of bound hydrogen in annual tree-ring samples. The project focuses on two sample locations at the Savannah River Site (SRS), a nuclear material production facility located in Aiken, SC. The SRS provided samples of cross-sections from a single tree that were to be pooled together for analysis. Annual tree-rings were identified in each cross-section sample and separated for the period 1954 to 1993. These annual samples were ground and chemically treated to separate the hollocellulose fraction of the wood, then ... continued below

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Murphy, C.E. Jr. & Kalin, R.M. March 21, 1995.

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  • Murphy, C.E. Jr. Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Aiken, SC (United States)
  • Kalin, R.M. The Queen`s University of Belfast (Northern Ireland). Dept. of Civil Engineering

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This project was supported through ERDA to demonstrate that the temporal distribution of tritium can be documented by the analysis of bound hydrogen in annual tree-ring samples. The project focuses on two sample locations at the Savannah River Site (SRS), a nuclear material production facility located in Aiken, SC. The SRS provided samples of cross-sections from a single tree that were to be pooled together for analysis. Annual tree-rings were identified in each cross-section sample and separated for the period 1954 to 1993. These annual samples were ground and chemically treated to separate the hollocellulose fraction of the wood, then subsequently combusted and the resulting water counting using low-level liquid scintillation counting equipment. Additionally, the ground annual tree-rings were gamma-counted to determine any temporal variation in radionuclide activity and analyzed with x-ray fluorescence to find any temporal variation in trace-element concentrations. This report presents the results and is intended to be a compilation of the work.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95060116

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  • Other Information: PBD: 21 Mar 1995

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  • Other: DE95060116
  • Report No.: WSRC-TR--95-0134
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • DOI: 10.2172/64293 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 64293
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc696403

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Murphy, C.E. Jr. & Kalin, R.M. An Investigation of the Relationship Between Tritium in Groundwater and the Dendrochronology of Tritium in Trees at the Savannah River Site. Final report, report, March 21, 1995; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc696403/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.