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dc.contributor.authorSalvetti, Joseph Peter.
dc.creatorSalvetti, Joseph Peter.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-28T14:08:03Z
dc.date.available2011-11-28T14:08:03Z
dc.date.issued1984en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/191839
dc.description.abstractThe University of Arizona produces different types of radioactively contaminated waste. It is shipped to a burial site located on the Oracle Agricultural Center in Pinal County, Arizona and disposed of in shallow pits. This study dealt with water movement at the disposal site. Monitoring of water movement through young pits was accomplished with a neutron probe. It was found that due to slumping and cracking of the pit cap, the younger pits were very susceptible to greater than normal water infiltration. Further data were gathered around the older pits by deep soil sampling for tritium activity. Water fluxes and travel times to the major aquifer were calculated from these data. Estimates of travel times range from 40 to 230,000 years to reach the principal aquifer at 150 m.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow -- Arizona -- Oracle Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow -- Arizona -- Pinal County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHazardous waste sites -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona -- Oracle Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHazardous waste sites -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona -- Pinal County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRadioactive waste disposal -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona -- Oracle Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRadioactive waste disposal -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona -- Pinal County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRadioactive waste disposal in the ground -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona -- Oracle Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRadioactive waste disposal in the ground -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona -- Pinal County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Pollution -- Arizona -- Oracle Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Pollution -- Arizona -- Pinal County.en_US
dc.titleWater infiltration and percolation at the University of Arizona radioactive waste burial site, Pinal County, Arizonaen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
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dc.contributor.chairDutt, Gordon R.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213278131en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSoils, Water and Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-04-25T23:27:23Z
html.description.abstractThe University of Arizona produces different types of radioactively contaminated waste. It is shipped to a burial site located on the Oracle Agricultural Center in Pinal County, Arizona and disposed of in shallow pits. This study dealt with water movement at the disposal site. Monitoring of water movement through young pits was accomplished with a neutron probe. It was found that due to slumping and cracking of the pit cap, the younger pits were very susceptible to greater than normal water infiltration. Further data were gathered around the older pits by deep soil sampling for tritium activity. Water fluxes and travel times to the major aquifer were calculated from these data. Estimates of travel times range from 40 to 230,000 years to reach the principal aquifer at 150 m.


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