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The Resource Atomic geography : a personal history of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Melvin R. Adams ; foreword by Roy Gephart

Atomic geography : a personal history of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Melvin R. Adams ; foreword by Roy Gephart

Label
Atomic geography : a personal history of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation
Title
Atomic geography
Title remainder
a personal history of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation
Statement of responsibility
Melvin R. Adams ; foreword by Roy Gephart
Title variation
Personal history of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Perhaps the first environmental engineer at Hanford, Melvin R. Adams spent 24 years on its 586 square miles of desert terrain. His thoughtful vignettes recall challenges and sites he worked on or found personally intriguing. Adams helped determine the initial scope of the soil and solid waste cleanup. The Environmental Restoration and Disposal Facility today covers 107 acres and has a capacity of 18 million tons. His group also designed and tested a marked, maintenance-free disposal barrier. It uses natural materials that will remain stable for thousands of years. They expanded a network of groundwater monitoring wells to define contaminated plumes, assess treatment effectiveness, and provide relevant data to hydrologists. They also developed a pilot scale pump and treatment plant for use on a four-square-mile carbon tetrachloride plume. Adams shares his perspective on leaking high-level waste storage tanks, dosimeters, and Hanford's obsession with safety."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, Melvin R.
Dewey number
  • 623.4/5119
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adams, Melvin R
  • Hanford Site (Wash.)
  • Environmental engineers
  • Hanford Site (Wash.)
  • Hanford Site (Wash.)
  • Nuclear weapons plants
  • Hazardous waste site remediation
  • Groundwater
  • Radioactive pollution
  • Radioactive waste sites
Label
Atomic geography : a personal history of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Melvin R. Adams ; foreword by Roy Gephart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is Hanford? -- What is Hanford : a unique geography -- What is Hanford : a historical timeline -- An obscure, strange and fascinating place -- The paradoxes of Hanford -- Hanford : the personal challenge -- Hanford : the physical anomalies -- The atomic pond -- The Purex railroad tunnels -- Z-9 Crib, poisoning plutonium and crawler robots -- Burial grounds -- Hanford : the cultural progression -- First fishing, then farming, then Hanford -- From plutonium to cleanup -- The street names of Richland -- The atomic man -- F house -- How a Japanese balloon shut Hanford down -- Hanford : the engineering challenge -- The nuclear priesthood and archaeological analogs -- The weeds -- Natural analogs : designing a water retaining barrier -- Thousands of wells -- Tumbleweeds -- Bird in a tank and data overload -- Pumping carbon tetrachloride -- The Beverly Railroad Bridge -- Glowing in the dark -- Tank waste controversy -- Hanford : the national park -- Elk and wild horses -- Rare plants/ new plants -- The Hanford Reach -- B reactor -- Hanford as a redemptive quest -- Hanford : the poetic response -- Glossary
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 140 pages
Isbn
9780874223415
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016023036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • ocn952548568
  • (OCoLC)952548568
Label
Atomic geography : a personal history of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Melvin R. Adams ; foreword by Roy Gephart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is Hanford? -- What is Hanford : a unique geography -- What is Hanford : a historical timeline -- An obscure, strange and fascinating place -- The paradoxes of Hanford -- Hanford : the personal challenge -- Hanford : the physical anomalies -- The atomic pond -- The Purex railroad tunnels -- Z-9 Crib, poisoning plutonium and crawler robots -- Burial grounds -- Hanford : the cultural progression -- First fishing, then farming, then Hanford -- From plutonium to cleanup -- The street names of Richland -- The atomic man -- F house -- How a Japanese balloon shut Hanford down -- Hanford : the engineering challenge -- The nuclear priesthood and archaeological analogs -- The weeds -- Natural analogs : designing a water retaining barrier -- Thousands of wells -- Tumbleweeds -- Bird in a tank and data overload -- Pumping carbon tetrachloride -- The Beverly Railroad Bridge -- Glowing in the dark -- Tank waste controversy -- Hanford : the national park -- Elk and wild horses -- Rare plants/ new plants -- The Hanford Reach -- B reactor -- Hanford as a redemptive quest -- Hanford : the poetic response -- Glossary
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 140 pages
Isbn
9780874223415
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016023036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • ocn952548568
  • (OCoLC)952548568
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