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The Complex Relationship between Groundwater Velocity and Concentration of Radioactive Contaminants

  • F. E. Kaszeta
  • F. W. Bond
Part of the Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology book series (ANST)

Abstract

The program for Assessment of the Effectiveness of Geological Isolation Systems (AEGIS) is concerned with investigating methods and techniques of using geologic formations to store high level radioactive wastes and/or spent fuel from commercial nuclear power reactors. One task under AEGIS is to develop and implement hydrologic and transport models to predict the groundwater transport of radioactive contaminants. A subtask under model development and implementation is to perform a sensitivity analysis of the model results.

Keywords

Transport Time Radioactive Contaminant Retardation Factor Groundwater Velocity Leach Rate 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. E. Kaszeta
    • 1
  • F. W. Bond
    • 1
  1. 1.Water and Land Resources Department BattellePacific Northwest LaboratoriesRichlandUSA

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