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Former Amchitka Underground Test Site

Report: Modeling Groundwater Flow and Transport of Radionuclides at Amchitka Island's Underground Nuclear Tests: Milrow, Long Shot, and Cannikin

(US Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Nevada Operations Office, DOE/NV/11508-51, Publication No. 45172, October 2002)
Link to the full report (PDF 11.0M)

The following links are smaller PDF segments of the full report:

  • Title page, Contents (Executive Summary, Acknowledgements, Contents, Figures, Tables, Acronyms, Symbols)
  • Chapter 1 (Introduction)
  • Chapter 2.1.1 to 2.2.4 (Conceptual Flow Model, Parameters, and Calibration; to 2.2.4 - Recharge)
  • Chapter 2.2.5 to 2.4.4 (Conceptual Flow Model, Parameters, and Calibration; 2.2.5 - Water Chemistry Data, to end of Chapter 2)
  • Chapter 3 (Conceptual Transport Model)
  • Chapter 4 (Parametric Uncertainty Analysis)
  • Chapter 5.1.1 (Flow and Transport Modeling Results; to 5.1.1 - Undecayed Breakthrough Curves)
  • Chapter 5.1.2 to 5.3.3 (Flow and Transport Modeling Results; 5.1.2 - Breakthrough with Radioactive Decay, to end of chapter)
  • Chapter 6 - Sensitivity Studies
  • Chapter 7 - Summary and Conclusions
  • References
  • Appendix A (Modeling the Transport of Reactive and Non-Reactive Solutes in Cores from the Cannikin Test site, Amchitka Island, Alaska)
  • Appendix B (Glass Dissolution Solution)
  • Appendix C (Modeling the Transport of Reactive and Non-Reactive Solutes in Cores from the Cannikin Test Site, Amchitka Island, Alaska)
  • Core photos
  • Distribution