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Ground-water flow and contaminant transport at a radioactive-materials processing site, Wood River Junction, Rhode Island

Professional Paper 1571

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Abstract

Liquid wastes from an enriched-uranium cold-scrap recovery plant at Wood River Junction, Rhode Island, were discharged to the environment through evaporation ponds and trenches from 1966 through 1980. Leakage from the ponds and trenches resulted in a plume of contaminated ground water extending northwestward to the Pawcatuck River through a highly permeable sand and gravel aquifer of glacial origin.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ground-water flow and contaminant transport at a radioactive-materials processing site, Wood River Junction, Rhode Island
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1571
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1997
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Govt. Print. Off. ; For sale by U.S. Geological Survey, Information Services,
Description:
89 p.; 1diskette in pocket