Migration of tritium from a nuclear waste burial site

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The Savannah River Plant (SRP) has routinely and continuously monitored the local environment (land, water, air, flora, and fauna) since 1951. As part of this intensive program, a three-part study was made to assess the tritium migration from an onsite burial ground for solid nuclear wastes and the resulting dose-to-man. A major source of tritium is buried, massive, Li-Al residues (referred to as melts) from the thermal extraction step in the SRP tritium production process. A melt with its extraction crucible and lid were immersed in water to measure the amounts of tritium released as HTO and HT to the ... continued below

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Hawkins, R.H. September 1, 1975.

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    Publisher Info: Du Pont de Nemours (E.I.) and Co., Aiken, S.C. (USA). Savannah River Lab.
    Place of Publication: Aiken, South Carolina

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The Savannah River Plant (SRP) has routinely and continuously monitored the local environment (land, water, air, flora, and fauna) since 1951. As part of this intensive program, a three-part study was made to assess the tritium migration from an onsite burial ground for solid nuclear wastes and the resulting dose-to-man. A major source of tritium is buried, massive, Li-Al residues (referred to as melts) from the thermal extraction step in the SRP tritium production process. A melt with its extraction crucible and lid were immersed in water to measure the amounts of tritium released as HTO and HT to the water and to air. The result was a rapid release of 23 curies, of which approximately 99 percent was HTO that remained in the immersion water, and 1 percent was HT that passed into the air. (auth)

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  • 3. ERDA environmental protection conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 23 Sep 1975

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  • Report No.: DP-MS--75-25
  • Report No.: CONF-750967--2
  • Grant Number: AT(07-2)-1
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4141736
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc864331

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Hawkins, R.H. Migration of tritium from a nuclear waste burial site, article, September 1, 1975; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc864331/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.