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Brookhaven National Laboratory - HFBR Tritium

January 1, 2009 - 12:00pm

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US Department of Energy Groundwater Database
Groundwater Master Report

InstallationName, State: Brookhaven National Laboratory
Responsible DOE Office: Office of Environmental Management
Plume Name: HFBR Tritium
Remediation Contractor: Brookhaven Science Associates
Report Last Updated: 2009

 

Contaminants

Halogenated VOCs/SVOCs Present?: No

 

Fuel Present? No
Metals Present? No
Isotopes Present? No
Explosives Present? No
Other Contaminants? No
Tritium Present? Yes
Nitrates Present? No
Sulfates Present? No
Activity: 200000 (pCi/l)
Regulatory Driver: Yes
Cleanup Requirement: 20000 (pCi/l)

 

Hydrogeology

Conduit Flow? No Depth (feet): 30
Mulitple Units Affected? No Avg Velocity (feet/year): 300

 

Plume Information

Source: Controlled Area of Plume (acres): 5
Plume Status: Plume static or shrinking in size    

 

Remdial Approach

Remedy Name Status Start Date End Date
other (provide names) Confirmed 1999 2030

 

Groundwater Use / Exit Strategy

Potable? Yes Does an Exit Strategy Exist? Yes
Sole Source Aquifer?  Yes Basis for Exit Strategy: Target Concentration

 

Environmental Indicators (EIs)

Groundwater Migration Under Control? Yes Current Human Exposure Acceptable? Yes
Confirmed by Lead Regulator? Yes Confirmed by Lead Regulator? Yes

 

Regulatory

Decision Document? Decision Document in Place Lead Regulatory Agency: Federal
Date Approved:   Regulatory Driver: CERCLA
Regulatory Position on Groundwater Use Same as Site? Yes

 

Comments

HFBR Pump and recharge ran 1999-2000 and was restarted in November 2007. This system is expected to finish operating in 2011
and meet standards by 2030. Remediation objectives are to meet MCLs standards in groundwater; complete cleanup of
groundwater in a timely manner (30years or less for Upper Glacial Aquifer) and prevent or minimize further migration. Basis for
exit strategy: Reach MCLs in 30 years. Expected period of performance: Up to 20 years for MNA portion. Remedy of combined
hydraulic control, radiological decay, and MNA will restore aquifer.

 

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