Tritium in the Savannah River Estuary and adjacent marine waters [electronic resource].
- Aiken, S.C : Savannah River Laboratory, 1978. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 18 : digital, PDF file
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- Savannah River Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The tritium distribution in the Savannah River estuary and adjacent marine waters was measured to provide information on the dilution, mixing, and movement of Savannah River water in this region. The Savannah River marine region was chosen because the average tritium concentration in this river is 5 pCi/ml, whereas other rivers in the southeastern United States average less than 0.5 pCi/ml. The increased tritium concentration in the Savannah River is due to releases from the Savannah River Plant of the Department of Energy. Tritium measurements have proved particularly effective in estimating the flushing time of the Savannah River estuary (2.4 days) and in delineating the relative contribution to the water masses in Ossabaw and Port Royal Sounds from the River and from sea water. Ossabaw and Port Royal Sounds are located approximately 20 km south and north of the Savannah River estuary, respectively.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/1978., "dp-ms-78-27", " conf-781029-2", " iaea-sm-232/80", Symposium on the behaviour of tritrium in the environment, San Francisco, CA, USA, 16 Oct 1978., and Hayes, D.W.
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