Tritium Plume Dynamics in the Shallow Unsaturated Zone in an Arid Environment

@article{Maples2013TritiumPD,
  title={Tritium Plume Dynamics in the Shallow Unsaturated Zone in an Arid Environment},
  author={S. Maples and B. Andraski and D. A. Stonestrom and C. Cooper and G. Pohll and R. Michel},
  journal={Vadose Zone Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={12},
  pages={1-15}
}
Effective isolation of tritium (3H) and other contaminants at waste-burial facilities requires improved understanding of transport processes and pathways. Previous studies documented an anomalously widespread (i.e., theoretically unexpected) distribution of 3H (>400 m from burial trenches) in a dry, sub-root-zone gravelly layer (1–2-m depth) adjacent to a low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) burial facility in the Amargosa Desert, Nevada, that closed in 1992. The objectives of this study were to… Expand
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