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Open file Report 01-361

SELECTED HYDROLOGIC DATA FOR THE FIELD DEMONSTRATION OF THREE PERMEABLE REACTIVE BARRIERS NEAR FRY CANYON UTAH, 1996-2000

By Chris D. Wilkowske, Ryan C. Rowland, and David L. Naftz,

Prepared in cooperation with the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Air and Radiation

ABSTRACT

Three permeable reactive barriers (PRBs) were installed near Fry Canyon, Utah, in August 1997 to demonstrate the use of PRBs to control the migration of uranium in ground water. Reactive material included (1) bone-char phosphate, (2) zero-valent iron pellets, and (3) amorphous ferric oxyhydroxide coated gravel. An extensive monitoring network was installed in and around each PRB for collection of water samples, analysis of selected water-quality parameters, and monitoring of water levels. Water temperature, specific conductance, pH, Eh (oxidation-reduction potential), and dissolved oxygen were measured continuously within three different barrier materials, and in two monitoring wells. Water temperature and water level below land surface were electronically recorded every hour with pressure transducers. Data were collected from ground-water monitoring wells installed in and around the PRBs during 1996-98 and from surface-water sites in Fry Creek.

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Part3_OF01-361.pdf 2.7 mb Tables 8-17 and Figures 7-18

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CONTENTS

Abstract
Introduction
Purpose and Scope
Site Characterization
Methodology
Permeable Reactive Barrier Installation
Well Construction and Installation
Water Sampling and Analysis
Continuous Water-Quality Data
Thermistor and Pressure-Transducer Data
Data Presentation
References Cited

 

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