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The Energy Department is digging deeper wells at the Nevada Test Site to gather additional information on how groundwater moves near underground nuclear weapons experiments.
Researchers will begin digging the first of nine new groundwater monitoring wells on and near Pahute Mesa in the northwestern corner of the Nevada Test Site in early June.
At a cost of $5 million to $7 million for each well, the Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration plans to use some funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, allowing all nine wells to be completed within three years.
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