Tritium as a Ground Water Tracer

by W. J. Kaufman,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 3, Pg. 436-446

Document Type: Journal Paper


Tritium in form of tritiated water is nearly perfect ground water tracer; its disadvantage lies in its radioactive properties and effects on public health; comparison of risks and benefits; evaluation of possible public health hazards and permissible concentrations of tritium in water; it is concluded that in case of aquifer recharge with waste waters in Los Angeles County mentioned as example, proposed study by use of tritium as tracer would be justified.

Subject Headings: Health hazards | Groundwater | Probe instruments | Comparative studies | Case studies | Groundwater recharge | Aquifers | Wastewater management | Los Angeles | California | United States

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