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Tracking A Legacy Of Waste In The West Siberian Basin

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December 7, 1998
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Fifty years ago in the West Siberian Basin, Russian scientists began discharging liquid radioactive waste to rivers and reservoirs and injecting waste into the groundwater. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory now are leading the United States' contribution to the joint contaminant transport modeling project. Findings are expected to influence remediation strategies at the three Russian sites.

RICHLAND, Wash. -- Though the Cold War has ended, its legacy lives on in Russia's West Siberian Basin as radioactive waste from nuclear weapons material production travels in the groundwater and may be threatening the health of humans and the ecosystem there.


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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. "Tracking A Legacy Of Waste In The West Siberian Basin." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 7 December 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/12/981204131112.htm>.
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