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Ecotoxicity of River and Spring Sediment along the Hanford Reach

  • D. A. Delistraty
  • J. Yokel
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 4)

Abstract

The Hanford Site was established in 1943 in order to produce plutonium for some of the nuclear weapons tested and used in World War II (Dirkes and Hanf 1997). These historic operations resulted in the production of both radiological and nonradiological wastes. In 1988, the Hanford Site was placed on the National Priorities List for environmental cleanup by the US Environmental Protection Agency. In recent years, efforts at the site have focused on characterizing and remediating contaminants in these wastes.

Keywords

Overlie Water Acid Volatile Sulfide Sediment Toxicity Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Sediment Toxicity Test 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Delistraty
    • 1
  • J. Yokel
    • 1
  1. 1.Washington State Department of EcologySpokaneUSA

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