Test Site wells planned to gather information on groundwater

Please read article, cited after the quote. Articles open in a new window.

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.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: