08 September 2009

DOE studying how contaminants enter Columbia River

"Work is under way to collect samples of upwelling ground water to look for potential contaminants known to be in Hanford ground water, such as strontium, uranium, tritium and chromium. The upwellings could be from ground water from the production portion of Hanford or from the other side of the river.

Samples will be collected in about 240 locations, and then Environmental Assessment Services plans to select 40 locations to do more comprehensive sampling.

The results of the study will be compiled with extensive data on the Columbia River from past studies and from new samples of river water, soil on Hanford islands, sediment from the river and fish to test for evidence of contaminants that might be linked to Hanford." Read on...

1 comment:

  1. I hope this research gives them some solid data on which to be able to remediate contaminated water, ground water and soil along the River once they know where is coming from and specifically excreting into the water.