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Water quality considerations - Project Travois

Description: The technical concept for Project Travois contains one simple analysis of the potential hazard of contaminating the Arrowrock Reservoir on the Boise River with some of the radionuclides produced. This previous analysis assumes homogeneous and prompt mixing of all the tritium and tungsten isotopes. This simple analysis is physically unrealistic sine there is no way of transporting all of these radionuclides to the reservoir, promptly. We shall in this paper reanalyze the contamination problem in such a way that we define the type of site geology and hydrology information that must be developed.
Date: July 1, 1968
Creator: Knox, J.B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaluation of dredged material proposed for ocean disposal from Liberty Island Anchorage, New York

Description: Sediment samples were collected from the Liberty Island Anchorage and Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey (MOTBY), during a survey conducted from June 7 through June 10, 1994. Tests and analyses were conducted on Liberty Island Anchorage sediment core samples according to the manual developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Evaluation of Dredged Material Proposed for Ocean Disposal (Testing Manual), and the regional manual developed by the USACE-New York District (NYD) and EPA Region 11, Guidance for Performing Tests on Dredged Material to be Disposed of in Ocean Waters. The evaluation of proposed dredged material from Liberty Island Anchorage consisted of bulk sediment chemical analyses, chemical analyses of site water and elutriate, and water-column and benthic acute toxicity tests. Individual sediment core samples collected from Liberty Island Anchorage were analyzed for grain size, moisture content, and total organic carbon (TOC). A composite sediment sample, representing the entire area proposed for dredging, was analyzed for bulk density, metals, chlorinated pesticides, polychlorinated-biphenyl (PCB) congeners, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), 1,4-dichlorobenzene, and dioxin/furan congeners. Site water and elutriate water, prepared from the suspended- particulate phase (SPP) of Liberty Island Anchorage sediment, were analyzed for metals, pesticides, and PCBS.
Date: November 1, 1966
Creator: Pinza, M.R.; Barrows, E.S. & Word, J.Q.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department