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Recharge to low-level radioactive-waste burial trenches 11 through 14, West Valley, New York

Open-File Report 79-990

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Abstract

After the dry summer of 1978, water levels began to rise in four of seven newer low-level radioactive-waste burial trenches at the Western New York Nuclear Service Center. The water-level rise in these trenches does not appear to be related to ground-water inflow, but rather to increased infiltration of precipitation through the clay-rich till cover over the trenches. The increase in infiltration is attributed to inflow through cracks caused by dessication and (or) settling of the buried refuse. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Recharge to low-level radioactive-waste burial trenches 11 through 14, West Valley, New York
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
79-990
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1979
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iii, 12 p. :1 map ;28 cm.