Serious Texans Against Nuclear Dumping (STAND)



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This report identifies wells that STAND believes should be included in a long-term monitoring plan for the Ogallala and perched aquifers at the Pantex Plant. Most of these wells already exist. To enable managing the (1) uncertainties that result from known data gaps and (2) the contaminant plume, STAND recommends installing a number of additional wells, which are prioritized in Table 1. Well locations are shown on accompanying maps (Figures 1 and 2 illustrating monitoring wells in Ogallala and perched aquifers, respectively).

Samples from all wells should be analyzed for metals, VOCs, SVOCs, high explosives, perchlorate, pesticides, herbicides, PCBs, and dioxins/furans.

Recommendations on placement of these wells and others are based on our current understanding of the extent of the perched aquifer. Monitoring locations, monitoring frequency, and sample analytes should be adjusted based on information obtained as monitoring continues.

This research was completed money allocated during Round 5 of the Citizens’ Monitoring and Technical Assessment Fund (MTA Fund). Clark University was named conservator of these works.

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Serious Texans Against Nuclear Dumping (STAND)




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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STAND’s Proposal for Long-Term Monitoring of Groundwater at Pantex



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