Accession Number:

AD1048763

Title:

Mobility of Particulate and Dissolved Munitions Constituents in the Vadose Zone at Operational Ranges

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB TN OAK RIDGE United States

Report Date:

2011-08-05

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this project is to determine the extent to which munitions constituents MC could migrate in the subsurface due to colloid migration andor via macropore flow. Both of these processes have the capability to bypass large proportions of subsurface media, resulting in faster or deeper migration that might be expected. The finding of a large plume of RDX at the Massachusetts Military Reservation MMR is surprising because MC are sparsely distributed at low concentrations on surface soils at operational ranges, and because the vadose zone at MMR is quite deep. Consequently there is a need to explain the findings at MMR and to determine if groundwater contamination with MC is important at other operational ranges.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE