Accession Number : AD0737210

Title :   Hydrologic Transport of Radionuclides from Nuclear Craters and Quarries.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kruger,Paul

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : Feasibility studies of proposed applications of nuclear explosions for civil construction require the capability to predict the safety of the applications. One specific need for nuclear excavation projects is the development of adequate methods for estimating the hydrologic transport of radionuclides from excavation sites. Such models must consider the complexity of the nuclear, hydrologic, and environmental processes involved and predict, with reliability, the concentrattion of radionuclides in surface and ground waters at locations downstream of a nuclear crater or quarry. The report presents a review of the literature related to the development of numerical and experimental methods for predicting hydrologic transport of radionuclides with specific application to nuclear excavation and quarrying. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER SUPPLIES, *RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, *RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES), HYDROLOGY, SOIL MECHANICS, FALLOUT, TERRAIN, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, TRACER STUDIES

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE