Accession Number : AD0733846

Title :   Radioactive Sediment Tracer Tests, Cape Fear River, North Carolina,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Cummins,R. S. , Jr

Report Date : MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Tests were conducted in an effort to determine whether or not dredge spoil placed in a disposal area opposite the Sunny Point Army Terminal on the Cape Fear River near Wilmington, North Carolina was returned to the areas of heavy shoaling in the terminal basins. A total of 20 curies of gold 198, in the form of auric chloride, was used to label about 4 cu ft of bottom sediment which was released in the disposal areas in four separate operations. Results of the tests showed that significant amounts of the material placed in the disposal areas were transported within about 36 to 48 hr into the center and north wharf basins regardless of whether the material was placed during rising or falling tide. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEDIMENTATION, *TRACER STUDIES), (*RIVERS, NORTH CAROLINA), DISPOSAL, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, TIDES

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE