Radioactive contaminants can migrate in groundwater over long distances faster than originally thought, according to the results of field tests at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Approximately 50 percent of all Americans get their drinking water from groundwater sources, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The study has broad implications for risk and performance assessments of current and future waste disposal facilities.
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