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)

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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
DOI 10.3133/ofr79990
Edition -
Year Published 1979
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description iii, 12 p. :1 map ;28 cm.
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