Deployment Area Selection and Land Withdrawal/Acquisition. M-X/MPS (M-X/Multiple Protective Shelter) Environmental Technical Report. Wind Erosion.
Preliminary final environmental impact statement.
HENNINGSON DURHAM AND RICHARDSON SANTA BARBARA CA
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The purpose of this report is to provide a comprehensive discussion of the potential for MX related activities to accelerate wind erosion of soils. Discussions of the soils and their general characteristics are presented for the TexasNew Mexico and NevadaUtah study areas and the specific M-X OBs in ETR-11. Additionally, ETR-11 examines potential soil erosion due to surface runoff. ETR-13 identified wind erosion due to M-X construction and operation as a potential source of considerable quantities of suspended particulates in the atmosphere. Soil erosion involves the entrainment and transport of soil particles in the atmosphere. Soil erosion involves the entrainment and transport of soil particles by wind or water. Because all eroded material is eventually deposited, erosion is generally considered as a three phase process entrainment, transport, and deposition. The wind erosion process is discussed in Appendix A.
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