Pore Water Extraction Test Near 241-SX Tank Farm at the Hanford Site, Washington, USA - 14168

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A proof-of-principle test is underway near the Hanford Site 241-SX Tank Farm. The test will evaluate a potential remediation technology that will use tank farm-deployable equipment to remove contaminated pore water from vadose zone soils. The test system was designed and built to address the constraints of working within a tank farm. Due to radioactive soil contamination and limitations in drilling near tanks, small-diameter direct push drilling techniques applicable to tank farms are being utilized for well placement. To address space and weight limitations in working around tanks and obstacles within tank farms, the aboveground portions of the test system ... continued below

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Eberlein, Susan J.; Parker, Danny L.; Tabor, Cynthia L. & Holm, Melissa J. November 11, 2013.

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  • Hanford Site (Wash.)
    Publisher Info: HNF (Hanford Site (HNF), Richland, WA (United States))
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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A proof-of-principle test is underway near the Hanford Site 241-SX Tank Farm. The test will evaluate a potential remediation technology that will use tank farm-deployable equipment to remove contaminated pore water from vadose zone soils. The test system was designed and built to address the constraints of working within a tank farm. Due to radioactive soil contamination and limitations in drilling near tanks, small-diameter direct push drilling techniques applicable to tank farms are being utilized for well placement. To address space and weight limitations in working around tanks and obstacles within tank farms, the aboveground portions of the test system have been constructed to allow deployment flexibility. The test system utilizes low vacuum over a sealed well screen to establish flow into an extraction well. Extracted pore water is collected in a well sump,and then pumped to the surface using a small-diameter bladder pump.If pore water extraction using this system can be successfully demonstrated, it may be possible to target local contamination in the vadose zone around underground storage tanks. It is anticipated that the results of this proof-of-principle test will support future decision making regarding interim and final actions for soil contamination within the tank farms.

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  • WM2014 Waste Management Symposia 2014, Phoenix, AZ, 03/02/2014 - 03/06/2014

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  • Report No.: WRPS-56367-FP Rev. 0
  • Grant Number: DE-AC27-08RV14800
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1105044
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc865984

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Eberlein, Susan J.; Parker, Danny L.; Tabor, Cynthia L. & Holm, Melissa J. Pore Water Extraction Test Near 241-SX Tank Farm at the Hanford Site, Washington, USA - 14168, article, November 11, 2013; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc865984/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.