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This document is intended to be a practical report addressing groundwater modeling in the U.S. Department of Energy’s nuclear weapons complex that will permit community organizations to more effectively oversee and understand DOE environmental cleanup actions. The nuclear weapons program is distributed among 13 major facilities in 10 states and dozens of smaller facilities. The concept here is to focus on the groundwater modeling activities in some of the cleanup decisions and to suggest how members of the public can ask questions to help them understand the end results.

This research was completed money allocated during Round 1 of the Citizens’ Monitoring and Technical Assessment Fund (MTA Fund). Clark University was named conservator of these works.

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nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons testing, environment, non-governmental organizations, United States Department of Energy, tribal governments, environmental cleanup, radioactive fallout, radioactive waste


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A Nontechnical Guide to Groundwater Modeling: With Specific Reference to the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site



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