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Plutonium and the Rio Grande : environmental change and contamination in the nuclear age

Author: William L Graf
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This illustrated study traces the movement of plutonium dumped from the Los Alomos National Laboratory into canyons draining into the Rio Grande. The analytical methods which are exploited here may  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William L Graf
ISBN: 0195089332 9780195089332
OCLC Number: 29219275
Description: xvi, 329 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction and Related Research --
2. Plutonium and Los Alamos --
3. The Northern Rio Grande Basin --
4. Fluvial Sediment, Forms, and Processes --
5. Engineering Works --
6. Reparian Vegetation --
7. Plutonium in the Rio Grande System --
8. Annual Plutonium Budget for the Rio Grande --
9. Sediment and Plutonium Storage Upstream from Cochiti --
10. Sediment and Plutonium Storage Downstream from Cochiti --
11. Simulation of Sediment and Plutonium Dynamics --
12. General Lessons and Conclusions --
App. A. Units of Measure --
App. B. Hydrologic and Sediment Transport Data --
App. C. Sediment Particle-Size Data --
App. D. Geomorphologic Data --
App. E. Plutonium Data --
App. F. Topographic Maps, U.S. Geological Survey Quadrangles, Showing the Rio Grande Between Espanola and Elephant Butte --
App. G. Sources of Aerial Photographs for the Northern Rio Grande --
App. H. Sources of Historical Ground Photographs for the Northern Rio Grande --
App. I. Contact Persons for Northern Rio Grande Data.
Responsibility: William L. Graf.
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