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INEEL Researchers Plant Experimental Monitors Under Savannah River Site's Low-Level Radioactive Waste

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April 26, 1999
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Idaho National E & E Laboratory
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Surface water and its piggybacking chemical riffraff seeps into the ground, traveling through a subsurface region called the vadose zone on its way to the aquifer. Little is known about the journey it takes through this zone. How the water and its baggage interact with the vadose zone will determine how much of the riffraff -- contaminants such as gasoline additives, agricultural chemicals, or buried nuclear waste leakage -- end up in our water supply.

Surface water and its piggybacking chemical riffraff seeps into the ground, traveling through a subsurface region called the vadose zone on its way to the aquifer. Little is known about the journey it takes through this zone. How the water and its baggage interact with the vadose zone will determine how much of the riffraff -- contaminants such as gasoline additives, agricultural chemicals, or buried nuclear waste leakage -- end up in our water supply.


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Idaho National E & E Laboratory. "INEEL Researchers Plant Experimental Monitors Under Savannah River Site's Low-Level Radioactive Waste." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 26 April 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990426062418.htm>.
Idaho National E & E Laboratory. (1999, April 26). INEEL Researchers Plant Experimental Monitors Under Savannah River Site's Low-Level Radioactive Waste. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990426062418.htm
Idaho National E & E Laboratory. "INEEL Researchers Plant Experimental Monitors Under Savannah River Site's Low-Level Radioactive Waste." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990426062418.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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