HYDROGEOLOGIC CHARACTERIZATION OF THE U-3bl COLLAPSE ZONE

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The U-3bl collapse crater was formed by an underground nuclear test in August 1962. This crater and the adjoining U-3ax crater were subsequently developed and used as a bulk low-level radioactive waste disposal cell (U-3ax/bl), which is part of the Area 3 Radioactive Waste Management Site at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). Various investigations have been conducted to assess the hydrogeologic characteristics and properties in the vicinity of the U-3ax/bl waste disposal cell. This report presents data from one of these investigations, conducted in 1996. Also included in this report is a review of pertinent nuclear testing records, which shows ... continued below

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Bechtel Nevada and National Security Technologies, LLC September 1, 2006.

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The U-3bl collapse crater was formed by an underground nuclear test in August 1962. This crater and the adjoining U-3ax crater were subsequently developed and used as a bulk low-level radioactive waste disposal cell (U-3ax/bl), which is part of the Area 3 Radioactive Waste Management Site at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). Various investigations have been conducted to assess the hydrogeologic characteristics and properties in the vicinity of the U-3ax/bl waste disposal cell. This report presents data from one of these investigations, conducted in 1996. Also included in this report is a review of pertinent nuclear testing records, which shows that the testing operations and hydrogeologic setting of the U-3ax/bl site were typical for the period and location of testing.

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  • Report No.: DOE/NV/11718--1271
  • Report No.: DOE/NV/25946--042
  • Grant Number: DE-AC08-96NV11718
  • Grant Number: DE-AC52-06NA25946
  • DOI: 10.2172/901885 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 901885
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc889333

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Bechtel Nevada and National Security Technologies, LLC. HYDROGEOLOGIC CHARACTERIZATION OF THE U-3bl COLLAPSE ZONE, report, September 1, 2006; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc889333/: accessed June 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.