Water Diversion at Low-Level Waste Disposal Sites

by Edward C. Davis, Oak Ridge Natl Lab, Environmental, Sciences Div, Oak Ridge, TN, USA,
Robert G. Stansfield, Oak Ridge Natl Lab, Environmental, Sciences Div, Oak Ridge, TN, USA,
Lori A. Melroy, Oak Ridge Natl Lab, Environmental, Sciences Div, Oak Ridge, TN, USA,
Dale D. Huff, Oak Ridge Natl Lab, Environmental, Sciences Div, Oak Ridge, TN, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering

Abstract: Shallow depth to groundwater, surface drainage, and subsurface flow during storm events are major environmental concerns of low-level radioactive waste management operations in humid regions. At two waste disposal sites within the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), groups of closed trenches have experienced these problems and have been shown to collect and hold water with seasonal fluctuations ranging from 1 to 2 m. Two projects aimed at correcting these problems are described.

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Waste disposal | Waste sites | Groundwater management | Subsurface drainage | Subsurface flow | Spillways

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