Yucca Mountain Legacy Project: Phase 1 Water Sampling

The Yucca Mountain Legacy Project (Phase 1) identifies the key isotopic constituents and daughter products that are most likely to remain from nuclear testing in the Pahute Mesa area of the Nevada Test Site and the US Ecology Hazardous Waste dump in Beatty, as well as those most likely to escape containment from the Yucca Mountain Repository system. Through high-quality isotopic water analysis, we established baseline data for eight wells and two springs, before new contaminants are introduced. 

For additional information about other non-radioactive constituents at the US Ecology site, read our 9/2006 HazMat Transportation Report, with references and links.

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