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Aluminous Lateritic Soil of the Republic of Haiti, W.I.

Description: From abstract: Aluminous lateritic soil containing as much as 50 percent of alumina (A120) Is found in several places in the Republic of Haiti. The largest deposits are on the Rochelois Plateau southwest of Miragoane on the Southern Peninsula. Mapping and drilling of the deposits indicate fifteen million long tons in place (dried basis). It is estimated that a minimum of 10 million long tons of this reserve is recoverable. The average chemical composition of this material is as follows: A1203, 46.8 percent; SiO2, 3.4 percent; T1O2, 2.8 percent; Fe20, 21.9 percent ; P206, 0.6 percent ; MnO5, 0.5 percent ; and loss on ignition, 24.1 percent. Other localities in which similar lateritic soil occurs are Beaumont in the Massif de la Hotte ; the vicinity of Savane Zombi in the Massif de la Selle ; and Savane Terre Rouge on the plateau northwest of Gonaives. In none of these regions were large deposits found.
Date: 1948
Creator: Goldich, Samuel S. & Bergquist, Harlan R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Soils Project Risk-Based Corrective Action Evaluation Process with ROTC 1 and ROTC 2, Revision 0

Description: This document formally defines and clarifies the NDEP-approved process the NNSA/NSO Soils Activity uses to fulfill the requirements of the FFACO and state regulations. This process is used to establish FALs in accordance with the risk-based corrective action (RBCA) process stipulated in Chapter 445 of the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) as described in the ASTM International (ASTM) Method E1739-95 (NAC, 2008; ASTM, 1995). It is designed to provide a set of consistent standards for chemical and radiological corrective actions.
Date: April 1, 2012
Creator: Matthews, Patrick & Sloop, Christina
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Chemical analyses of soil samples collected from the Sandia National Laboratories, Kauai Test Facility, HI, 1999-2007.

Description: In 1999, 2002, and 2007, the Environmental Programs and Assurance Department of Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) at the Kauai Test Facility (KTF), HI, has collected soil samples at numerous locations on-site, on the perimeter, and off-site for determining potential impacts to the environs from operations at KTF. These samples were submitted to an analytical laboratory for metal-in-soil analyses. Intercomparisons of these results were then made to determine if there was any statistical difference between on-site, perimeter, and off-site samples, or if there were increasing or decreasing trends that indicated that further investigation might be warranted. This work provided the SNL Environmental Programs and Assurance Department with a sound baseline data reference against which to compare future operational impacts. In addition, it demonstrates the commitment that the Laboratories have to go beyond mere compliance to achieve excellence in its operations. This data is presented in graphical format with narrative commentaries on particular items of interest.
Date: November 1, 2007
Creator: Miller, Mark Laverne
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of a Quantitative Method to Predict Critical Shear Stress and Rate of Erosion of Natural Undisturbed Cohesive Soils

Description: The report describes the results of erosion and soil characterization tests performed on cohesive soils. Appendices to the report include plots of shear stress versus erosion rate for remolded and undisturbed soils.
Date: July 1980
Creator: Arulanandan, Kandiah; Gillogley, Ernest & Tully, Ryan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Operable Unit 3-13, Group 3, Other Surface Soils (Phase II) Field Sampling Plan

Description: This Field Sampling Plan describes the Operable Unit 3-13, Group 3, Other Surface Soils, Phase II remediation field sampling activities to be performed at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center located within the Idaho National Laboratory Site. Sampling activities described in this plan support characterization sampling of new sites, real-time soil spectroscopy during excavation, and confirmation sampling that verifies that the remedial action objectives and remediation goals presented in the Final Record of Decision for Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, Operable Unit 3-13 have been met.
Date: July 27, 2006
Creator: Schwendiman, G. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Chemical analyses of soil samples collected from the vicinity of the thermal test complex at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico environs, 2006.

Description: In the summer of 2006, the Environmental Programs and Assurance Department of Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico (SNL/NM), collected surface soil samples at 37 locations within one mile of the vicinity of the newly constructed Thermal Test Complex (TTC) for the purpose of determining baseline conditions against which potential future impacts to the environs from operations at the facility could be assessed. These samples were submitted to an offsite analytical laboratory for metal-in-soil analyses. This work provided the SNL Environmental Programs and Assurance Department with a sound baseline data reference set against which to assess potential future operational impacts at the TTC. In addition, it demonstrates the commitment that the Laboratories have to go beyond mere compliance to achieve excellence in its operations. This data are presented in graphical format with narrative commentaries on particular items of interest.
Date: January 1, 2007
Creator: Miller, Mark Laverne & Nieto, Danielle M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Moisture-Strength Characteristics of Selected Soils in Thailand, Volume 1: Analysis and Application of Data

Description: Partial summary: "Soil moisture, soil strength, and other relevant data were collected in Thailand during two wet seasons and one dry season for use in the development of methods to predict soil trafficability for off-road ground contact vehicles in Southeast Asia. Data were collected at 75 test sites distributed in eight geographic areas which had differences in soils, weather regimes, terrain, and land use" (p. xi).
Date: August 1967
Creator: Kennedy, James Garland; Collins, J. G. & Smith, M. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Liming soils for better farming.

Description: Describes different types of liming materials and provides instructions for liming soils.
Date: November 1951
Creator: Whittaker, Colin W. (Colin Winterbourne), 1896-1972; Anderson, M. S. & Reitemeier, R. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Drainage of Irrigated Lands

Description: Report discussing "the drainage of irrigated lands which have been seriously injured or rendered wholly unproductive by the seepage of irrigation water or by the rise of alkali, or by both combined.... This report not only describes the condition of the land, the details of its draining, and the results which were obtained in particular cases, but gives carefully drawn deductions from the experiments, together with directions for draining lands which have become too wet or too alkaline under the ordinary methods of irrigation for profitable cultivation. Methods of draining are not so well established for irrigated land as for land in humid areas, which fact suggests the propriety of describing methods that have been tested in specific cases." -- p. 2
Date: 1909
Creator: Brown, Charles F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Procedure for the Acid Extraction and Analysis of Strontium 90 in Soil With a Recommended Method for Soil Sampling

Description: Abstract: A procedure is described for the extraction and analysis of strontium 90 in soil. The method of collection, sub-sampling, extraction, separation and counting are discussed and the reproducibility and reliability of the analytical method evaluation.
Date: 1958
Creator: Hanada, Gerald H.; Hardy, Edward P., Jr. & Alexander, Lyle T. (Lyle Thomas), 1903-1983.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The liming of soils.

Description: Discusses the agricultural value of certain types of lime. Describes the physical effects of liming and makes recommendations for the application of lime.
Date: 1910
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of a Relational-Design Database for Preservation and Analysis of Historic Measurements of Radionuclides in Soil

Description: Between 1981 and 1986, in situ spectral gamma measurements were made from tracked vehicles as part of the Radionuclide Inventory and Distribution Program (RIDP) to document the distribution and develop inventories of 16 man-made radionuclides in surface soil from nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site. To preserve and permit more precise geospatial and other electronic analysis of the data, the raw spectral gamma measurements (units of nanocuries/m2) were recovered from nine-track magnetic tapes, transferred to a flat-file database, and finally converted into a relational-design, desktop application in Microsoft Access 2000. To test the reliability of the measurement locations, the Nevada Grid Coordinate information was imported into Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcMap to compare against plots in the 1991 RIDP summary report and against known field points. The resulting RIDP Database allows users to create files of the location and concentration where each radionuclide was detected, or files of all gamma measurements associated with a particular nuclear test. Maps can be generated showing where particular radionuclides were detected. For additional analysis, datasets can be exported to a hypertext markup language (HTML) format. Extensive use has been made of RIDP data prior to development of this database. However, there have been some inconsistencies in results because of use of interim results published prior to 1991, and because some half lives used when the data was collected are different than those used today. Two major steps were taken to standardize analysis using the RIDP database. First, only spectral gamma data decay corrected to January 1, 1990 was used. Second, currently accepted half lives for the radionuclides were incorporated into an option that allows decay correction of inventory and activity values since 1990. For long-lived radionuclides, changes in inventory have been inconsequential. However, for short-lived fission products (e.g., 60Co, half life of …
Date: March 1, 2008
Creator: White, Anne
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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EMERGING MODALITIES FOR SOIL CARBON ANALYSIS: SAMPLING STATISTICS AND ECONOMICS WORKSHOP.

Description: The workshop's main objectives are (1) to present the emerging modalities for analyzing carbon in soil, (2) to assess their error propagation, (3) to recommend new protocols and sampling strategies for the new instrumentation, and, (4) to compare the costs of the new methods with traditional chemical ones.
Date: April 1, 2006
Creator: WIELOPOLSKI, L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Operable Unit 3-13, Group 3, Other Surface Soils Remediation Sets 4-6 (Phase II) Remedial Design/Remedial Action Work Plan

Description: This Remedial Design/Remedial Action Work Plan provides the framework for defining the remedial design requirements, preparing the design documentation, and defining the remedial actions for Waste Area Group 3, Operable Unit 3-13, Group 3, Other Surface Soils, Remediation Sets 4-6 (Phase II) located at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center at the Idaho National Laboratory. This plan details the design developed to support the remediation and disposal activities selected in the Final Operable Unit 3-13, Record of Decision.
Date: June 1, 2006
Creator: Shanklin, D. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Alkali Lands.

Description: Summarizes an 1898 study of the problem of alkaline soil conditions as the result of irrigation in Montana.
Date: 1909
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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