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Evidence for ground-water stratification near Yucca Mountain, Nevada

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Abstract

Major- and trace-element concentrations and strontium isotope ratios (strontium-87/strontium-86) in samples of ground water potentially can be useful in delineating flow paths in the complex ground-water system in the vicinity of Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Water samples were collected from boreholes to characterize the lateral and vertical variability in the composition of water in the saturated zone. Discrete sampling of water-producing intervals in the saturated zone includes isolating borehole sections with packers and extracting pore water from core obtained by sonic drilling. Chemical and isotopic stratification was identified in the saturated zone beneath southern Fortymile Wash.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Evidence for ground-water stratification near Yucca Mountain, Nevada
ISBN:
0894486918; 9780894486913
Volume
2006
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings of the 11th International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, IHLRWM
First page:
301
Last page:
306
Number of Pages:
6
Conference Title:
11th International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, NV
Conference Date:
30 April 2006 through 4 May 2006