Three-Dimensional Groundwater Models of the 300 Area at the Hanford Site, Washington State

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed field-scale groundwater flow and transport simulations of the 300 Area to support the 300-FF-5 Operable Unit Phase III Feasibility Study. The 300 Area is located in the southeast portion of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site in Washington State. Historical operations involving uranium fuel fabrication and research activities at the 300 Area have contaminated engineered liquid-waste disposal facilities, the underlying vadose zone, and the uppermost aquifer with uranium. The main objectives of this research were to develop numerical groundwater flow and transport models to help refine the site conceptual model, and to ... continued below

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Williams, Mark D.; Rockhold, Mark L.; Thorne, Paul D. & Chen, Yousu September 1, 2008.

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed field-scale groundwater flow and transport simulations of the 300 Area to support the 300-FF-5 Operable Unit Phase III Feasibility Study. The 300 Area is located in the southeast portion of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site in Washington State. Historical operations involving uranium fuel fabrication and research activities at the 300 Area have contaminated engineered liquid-waste disposal facilities, the underlying vadose zone, and the uppermost aquifer with uranium. The main objectives of this research were to develop numerical groundwater flow and transport models to help refine the site conceptual model, and to assist assessment of proposed alternative remediation technologies focused on the 300 Area uranium plume.

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  • Report No.: PNNL-17708
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/969184 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 969184
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc927138

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Williams, Mark D.; Rockhold, Mark L.; Thorne, Paul D. & Chen, Yousu. Three-Dimensional Groundwater Models of the 300 Area at the Hanford Site, Washington State, report, September 1, 2008; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc927138/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.