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Tritium distribution in ground water around large underground fusion explosions

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Abstract

Tritium will be released in significant amounts from large underground nuclear fusion explosions in the Plowshare Program. The tritium could become highly concentrated in nearby ground waters, and could be of equal or more importance as a possible contaminant than other long-lived fission-product and induced radionuclides. Behavior of tritiated water in particular hydrologic and geologic environments, as illustrated by hypothetical explosions in dolomite and tuff, must be carefully evaluated to predict under what conditions high groundwater concentrations of tritium might occur.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Tritium distribution in ground water around large underground fusion explosions
Series title:
Science
Volume
142
Issue:
3596
Year Published:
1963
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1163
Last page:
1165
Number of Pages:
3