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Around the nation, there are sediments and groundwater contaminated with uranium from discharges at mining and processing sites, such as the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site in southeast Washington State. Knowing how uranium diffuses in water is critical to being able to predict its movement and remove the contamination. New research at EMSL shows that previous estimates of uranium diffusion may have significantly overestimated uranium’s ability to move with the groundwater – and that it may move much slower than previously believed.

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Document Title: Subsurface Studies
Category: Chemistry
Media Type: Graphics
Date of Image/Photo: 2010
Background: http://www.emsl.pnl.gov/news/viewArticle.jsp?articleId=160
URL of this page: http://picturethis.pnl.gov/picturet.nsf/by+id/DRAE-8R8P5D

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