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Cleaning Hanford's Groundwater

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08-05-001October 2008January 2015
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Author(s) Ginger Wireman
Description At Hanford, the geology below the ground's surface is very complicated. There are places where groundwater flows vertically and horizontally through sand and grave deposited by the ice age floods. This document provides information on the current state of groundwater contamination due to years of USDOE discharging waste to the ground, and methods for monitoring and cleaning up the groundwater.
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Keywords apatite barrier, hazardous waste cleanup, regulations, Nuclear Waste Program, hazardous waste, Ecology, monitoring, waste, underground storage tank, Hanford, hazardous waste site, ground water, contamination