Validation Analysis of the Groundwater Flow and Transport Model of the Central Nevada Test Area

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The Central Nevada Test Area (CNTA) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) site undergoing environmental restoration. The CNTA is located about 95 km northeast of Tonopah, Nevada, and 175 km southwest of Ely, Nevada (Figure 1.1). It was the site of the Faultless underground nuclear test conducted by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (DOE's predecessor agency) in January 1968. The purposes of this test were to gauge the seismic effects of a relatively large, high-yield detonation completed in Hot Creek Valley (outside the Nevada Test Site [NTS]) and to determine the suitability of the site for future large detonations. ... continued below

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Hassan, A.; Chapman, J.; Bekhit, H.; Lyles, B. & Pohlmann, K. September 30, 2006.

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The Central Nevada Test Area (CNTA) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) site undergoing environmental restoration. The CNTA is located about 95 km northeast of Tonopah, Nevada, and 175 km southwest of Ely, Nevada (Figure 1.1). It was the site of the Faultless underground nuclear test conducted by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (DOE's predecessor agency) in January 1968. The purposes of this test were to gauge the seismic effects of a relatively large, high-yield detonation completed in Hot Creek Valley (outside the Nevada Test Site [NTS]) and to determine the suitability of the site for future large detonations. The yield of the Faultless underground nuclear test was between 200 kilotons and 1 megaton (DOE, 2000). A three-dimensional flow and transport model was created for the CNTA site (Pohlmann et al., 1999) and determined acceptable by DOE and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) for predicting contaminant boundaries for the site.

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  • Report No.: DOE/NV/13609-51
  • Report No.: 45221
  • Grant Number: AC52-06NA26383
  • Grant Number: AC52-00NV13609
  • DOI: 10.2172/899904 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 899904
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc877144

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Hassan, A.; Chapman, J.; Bekhit, H.; Lyles, B. & Pohlmann, K. Validation Analysis of the Groundwater Flow and Transport Model of the Central Nevada Test Area, report, September 30, 2006; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc877144/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.