Serious Texans Against Nuclear Dumping (STAND)



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Contaminants from the Pantex Plant documented to have entered the High Plains (Ogallala) Aquifer include metals, and organic and explosives compounds. This report critically examines some of the reported analyses of groundwater by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for the time period 1998-2003.

During the calendar year 2002 Pantex collected and analyzed groundwater samples for metals and radionuclides from 16 wells completed in the Ogallala Aquifer and 18 wells in the shallower perched aquifer. Of the wells in the Ogallala Aquifer, 51 paired-samples (filtered vs unfiltered) resulted in 1123 analytical results for 23 metals.

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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Amarillo, TX

Contaminants in the Ogallala Aquifer at Pantex



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