November 25, 2021
Evaluation of a Potential Groundwater Tracer Test in the Ringold Upper Mud Aquifer at the 100-H Area of the Hanford Site
AbstractThis document presents an evaluation of a potential groundwater tracer test in the uppermost RUM (Ringold Formation member of Wooded Island – upper mud unit) aquifer in the 100-H Area of the Hanford Site. The results from field electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) investigations, numerical flow and transport (F&T) modeling, coupled ERT-F&T model simulations, and laboratory resin experiments provide the technical basis for evaluating tracer test scenarios that minimize impacts to the 100-HX pump and treat (HX P&T) operations, and maximize hydrologic data acquisitions including the use of advanced surface geophysical techniques for monitoring tracer transport.
Published: November 25, 2021