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Final Environmental Statement by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for Greene County Nuclear Power Plant

Description: Abstract: A Final Environmental Statement for the Power Authority of the State of New York for the construction of the Greene County Nuclear Power Plant (Docket No. 50-549) located in Greene County, New York, has been prepared by the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). This statement provides (1) a summary of environmental impact and adverse effects of the proposed facility, and (2) a consideration of principal alternatives. Also included are comments of governmental agencies and other organizations on the Draft Environmental Statement for the project and staff responses to these comments. The NRC staff has concluded, based on a weighing of environmental, economic, technical, and other benefit against environmental costs and available alternatives, that a construction permit should be denied because the alternative sites available to the applicant are environmentally preferable. If the permit is granted, the applicant will be required to take the necessary mitigating actions to decrease the aesthetic impact by using alternative closed cycle cooling systems and to undertake monitoring programs to identify, evaluate and mitigate construction related community and public services impacts in the immediate three-county impact area.
Date: January 1979
Creator: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sanitary Engineering Aspects of Long-Range Fallout from Nuclear Detonations

Description: From abstract: Results of a study of the sanitary engineering aspects of fallout from nuclear weapons are reported. Data were obtained from: a. Weekly surface water samples from 22 stations on streams and reservoirs in Eastern Massachusetts, collected from March, 1952 to July, 1953, and assayed for radioactivity. b. Weekly rain samples from March to July, 1953. c. Stream mud and soil samples collected before and after a large fallout. d. Results of fallout activity measurements by others based on samples from Massachusetts and the vicinity of Rochester, New York. Plots are presented showing the relations of the radiological data to the timing of detonations and the daily precipitation and showing daily deposition of activity and concentration in runoff. Runoff coefficients for fallout radioactivity are calculated.
Date: 1955
Creator: Bell, Carlos G., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Floods in New York, 1972, with Special Reference to Tropical Storm Agnes

Description: From introduction: Flooding and flood damage in New York during the calendar year 1972 are summarized in this report. The report was prepared at the request of the New York State Department of Transportation under provisions of an agreement between the department and the U.S. Geological Survey for a cooperative, statewide program to investigate the water resources of the State.
Date: January 1976
Creator: Robison, F. Luman
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Appraisal of Water Resources in the Hackensack River Basin, New Jersey

Description: From introduction: The purpose of the study was to assemble data on the occurrence, movement, availability and chemical quality of ground water in the Hackensack River basin in Bergen and Hudson Counties, New Jersey; to evaluate and interpret the data; and to make the results available to the public.
Date: June 1976
Creator: Carswell, L. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Results of Preimpoundment Water-Quality Studies in the Tioga River Basin, Pennsylvania and New York

Description: Abstract: The Tioga River and its major tributaries were sampled monthly from September 1973 to May 1975. Water quality in the Tioga River is degraded by acid-mine drainage entering the stream near Blossburg from both strip- and deep-mined areas. The stream supports few species of aquatic life from Blossburg to its confluence with Crooked Creek- Alkaline water of tributaries Mill Creek, Crooked Creek, and the Cowanesque River counteract the acidity carried downstream from Blossburg, and ┬Ěthe water-quality of the Tioga River gradually improves, supporting a more diversified population of fish and aquatic life. Relationships between selected water-quality parameters have been developed for the sampling stations throughout the basin. Downstream trends were also examined. The relationships will be further refined and implemented in predictive water-quality models as more data are collected.
Date: July 1976
Creator: Ward, Janice R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preimpoundment Water Quality in the Tioga River Basin, Pennsylvania and New York

Description: Introduction: The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and aided by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, investigated the water quality of the Tioga River basin, Pennsylvania. The study, made from September 1973 to September 1978, was designed to evaluate water quality at various sites prior to impoundment. Results of the investigation will aid the Corps of Engineers in designing the operation of three reservoirs that were in the final stages of construction in late 1979.
Date: March 1981
Creator: Ward, Janice R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Survey of Selected Organic Compounds in Aquifers of New York State, Excluding Long Island

Description: Purpose and scope: This report presents results of a survey conducted in New York from 1978-80 to determine the occurrence and extent of ground-water contamination by organic chemicals and to establish whether airborne contaminants from industrial and metropolitan centers might be a factor in aquifer contamination. To these ends, 74 samples from 56 wells at 49 sites across New York State excluding Long Island1 were analyzed for the organic chemicals listed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as "priority pollutants." The general location of sites sampled is given in figure 1 (p. 26); information on wells sampled is given in table 8 (p. 27).
Date: 1981
Creator: Schroeder, Roy A. & Snavely, Deborah S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaluation of Rainfall-Runoff Data Network, Rockland County, New York

Description: Purpose and scope: This report evaluates the rainfall-runoff data collected at 12 sites on 10 streams in Rockland County during 1975-79 and examines the adequacy of the rainfall-runoff models developed for 10 of the sites. The predictive capability of the models will dictate their use in eventual determinations of flood-frequency relationships at each gaged site.
Date: 1982
Creator: Lumia, Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Base Flow of Streams on Long Island, New York

Description: Purpose and scope: The purpose of this report is to quantify the base flow of 19 continuously gaged Long Island streams during 1960-75, which includes the 1962-66 drought. These base-flow data will be used in calibrating computer models designed to predict the response of Long Island streams to hydrologic stresses such as the lowering of ground-water levels in response to large-scale sanitary sewering. The data will also be used to assess the long-term impact expected to result from storm- and sanitary-sewer systems on base flow of streams.
Date: 1982
Creator: Reynolds, Richard J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology and ground-water resources of Oswego County, New York

Description: Purpose and scope: This report describes the relationship between geology and ground-water occurrence in Oswego County and indicates how much ground water is likely to be available in any given area. It is a companion to a series of 29 maps produced during 1978-80^1 to document the surficial deposits in the county's 29 quadrangles and includes a compilation of data on representative wells in each quadrangle.
Date: 1982
Creator: Miller, Todd S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydraulic Considerations in Sampling the Unsaturated Zone with Inclined Gravity Lysimeters

Description: Purpose and scope: This report discusses the design, theory of operation, performance characteristics, and sampling implications if the inclined gravity lysimeter. This variation of a gravity lysimeter can be constructed to maximize capture efficiency and eliminate artificial filtration and is used most successfully in coarse, moist soils where access for installation is from a trench or observation manhole.
Date: 1983
Creator: Oaksford, Edward T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Distribution and Trend of Nitrate, Chloride, and Total Solids in Water in the Magothy Aquifer in Southeast Nassau County, New York, from the 1950's Through 1973

Description: Abstract: Concentrations of nitrate, chloride, and total sol ids in water in the Magothy aquifer, southeast Nassau County, N.Y., show a steadily increasing trend from the early 1950's to 1973. Vertical distribution of nitrate, chloride, and total-solids concentrations as shown in sections of the study area indicate downward movement of these constituents. Maximum concentrations are in a zone underlying the areas of Westbury, Hicksvil.le, and Plainview. Nitrate (as nitrogen) concentration increased from 4-5 milligrams per liter to 7 milligrams per liter in the area of Westbury and from 3 to 10 milligrams per liter in Plainview during the period 1950-73. During this same period, a 10 milligram-per-liter line of equal-chloride concentration on a cross section in the Westbury area moved downward a distance of less than 50 feet (15 meters), and in the area of Hicksville nearly 150 feet (45 meters). Total-solids concentration doubled in the area of Plainview, where maximum downward movement of pollutants was observed.
Date: August 1976
Creator: Ku, Henry F. H. & Sulam, Dennis J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrologic Appraisal of the Water Resources of the Homer-Preble Valley, New York

Description: This report appraises water resources in Homer-Preble valley in central New York and judges that despite an expected rise in residential development, the glacial-outwash aquifer can still operate as the site's main source of water without seriously reduce water quality or quantity. It contains maps, graphs, and tables.
Date: 1978
Creator: Buller, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Polychlorinated Byphenyl Concentrations in Hudson River Water and Treated Drinking Water at Waterford, New York

Description: From purpose and scope: This study was undertaken to evaluate the reduction in PCB concentrations in Hudson River water that occurs during treatment at the Waterford plant. The concentration of PCB's in untreated Hudson River water were compared with those in treated drinking water at Waterford, and an average removal efficiency at the treatment plant was calculated.
Date: 1983
Creator: Schroeder, Roy A. & Barnes, Charles R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Monthly Fluctuations in the Quality of Ground Water Near the Water Table in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island, New York

Description: This report presents the results of water sampling in two New York counties and concludes that the possibly cause of fluctuations of chloride, sulfate, and nitrate in the water are "precipitation, lawn fertilizer, dissolved salts from storm runoff, and effluent from septic tanks and cesspools." This report also includes a number of maps and graphs.
Date: August 1978
Creator: Katz, Brian G.; Ragone, Stephen E. & Linder, Juli B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geohydrology of the Meadowbrook Artificial-Recharge Site at East Meadow, Nassau County, New York

Description: Purpose and scope: The Meadowbrook artificial-recharge project, a cooperative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Nassau County Department of Public Works (NCDPW) since 1975, is intended to demonstrate the feasibility of using reclaimed wastewater to replenish and improve the quality of Long Island's ground water. This report presents the results of geologic, hydrologic, and hydrochemical studies that were done at the Meadowbrook artificial-recharge site to define conditions prevailing before the start of recharge operations.
Date: 1983
Creator: Aronson, David A.; Lindner, Juli B. & Katz, Brian G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Subsurface Geology and Paleogeography of Queens County, Long Island, New York

Description: Abstract: Unconsolidated strata of clay, silt, sand, and gravel of Late Cretaceous and pre-Wisconsin Pleistoscene ages lie between crystalline basement rocks (bedrock) of Precambrian (?) age and unconsolidated deposits of late Pleistocene (Wisconsin) and Holocene ages in Queens County, Long Island, N.Y., a borough of New York City. Data collected during a recent study of the hydrogeology of the county and updated records of earlier studies have been used to prepare contour maps that delineate the surfaces of the bedrock and the Upper Cretaceous and pre-Wisconsin Pleistocene deposits. The presence of diabase fragments, apparently from the Hudson Palisades, in a buried valley through the county suggests that the ancestral Hudson River was diverted into Queens County in Pleistocene.
Date: February 1978
Creator: Soren, Julian
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Facility Designed to Monitor the Unsaturated Zone During Infiltration of Tertiary-Treated Sewage, Long Island, New York

Description: Abstract: A facility consisting of a circular recharge basin 6.10 meters in diameter with a central observation manhole was developed on Long Island to study the role of the unsaturated zone during aquifer recharge with tertiary-treated sewage. The manhole extends through most of the 7.5-meter-thick unsaturated zone, which is composed of glacial outwash sand and gravel, and enables collection of water samples and monitoring of dynamic characteristics of the unsaturated zone during recharge experiments. The system contains instrumentation for monitoring infiltration rate, pressure-head distribution, soil-moisture content, ground-water levels, and soil gases. The 24.55-square-meter recharge basin has operated in all seasons intermittently since April 1975 and, as of April 1978, has transmitted 62 million liters of tertiary-treated effluent to the water-table aquifer. Overall performance of the facility indicates that it is suitably designed for monitoring the unsaturated zone during artificial-recharge experiments.
Date: August 1979
Creator: Prill, Robert C.; Oaksford, Edward T. & Potorti, James E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flow Routing in the Susquehanna River Basin: Part II - Low-Flow Frequency Characteristics of the Susquehanna River Between Waverly, New York and Sunbury, Pennsylvania

Description: From introduction: The primary objective of this study, second in the series, is the development, calibration, and verification of flow-routing models for the Susquehanna River from Waverly, New York, to Sunbury, Pennsylvania. These models will permit SRBC to estimate the effects of water-resource developments upstream from Waverly at six locations on the Susquehanna River. They were also used to simulate for existing conditions at two ungaged sites.
Date: June 1979
Creator: Bingham, Donald L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Techniques for Estimating Magnitude and Frequency of Floods on Rural Unregulated Streams in New York State Excluding Long Island

Description: Abstract: Techniques are presented for estimating the magnitude and frequency of floods at ungaged sites on unregulated rural streams in New York, excluding Long Island. Discharge-frequency data and basin characteristics of 220 gaging stations in New York and adjacent states were used in multiple linear regression analysis to develop equations for floods that range in recurrence interval from 2 to 100 years. Separate equations were developed for northern, southeastern, and western regions of New York. Drainage area is the independent variable needed in all equations; other variables needed, depending on region, are main-channel slope, storage index, and mean annual precipitation. A method is given for obtaining improved discharge-frequency relationships qt gage sites by weighing log-Pearson Type III and regression estimates according to their variances. Basin characteristics, log-Pearson Type III statistics, and regression and weighted estimates of the discharge-frequency relationship are tabulated for the New York gaging stations used in the regression analysis.
Date: July 1979
Creator: Zembrzuski, Thomas J., Jr. & Dunn, Bernard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department