An overview of the historical activities of the U. S. Department of Energy (US DOE) which resulted in thousands of contaminated areas and buildings, and large volumes of waste and special nuclear materials requiring treatment, stabilization, and disposal is given. This paper concentrates upon one topic of great importance — the impact of this special environmental waste upon ground water, and the policies and techniques developed to assess, manage, and ameliorate the effects on ground water. There is the need in join cooperative efforts of different government agencies and private industry to produce a cost effective solution to this very complex problem. This is also costly international problem with significant technical challenges.
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- Assessment, Management, and Cleanup of Radiological Contamination in Water: Methods and Challenges
C. L. Huntoon
- Springer Netherlands