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DISTRIBUTION OF TRITIUM IN GROUNDWATER IN THE AREA OF
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Category: Number 28
Publication: 28
Summary

We chose tritium as an indicator of the supply and distribution of radioactive water from the water accumulations of the "Ukryttya" object into the surrounding underground environment. Since 1997, the maximum volumetric activity of tritium in blocky waters was 660 – 23194 Bq/l. In groundwaters, the highest concentrations of tritium reached values of 1105 – 8175 Bq/l. Over the past few years there has been a significant (5-12 times) decrease in volumetric activity of tritium in groundwater, which filtered under the object "Ukryttya". The article shows that tritium concentrations decrease as a result of changing of the groundwater flow direction, which changes under the influence of the water level in the pond-cooler.

Keywords: Chernobyl industrial site, groundwater, tritium, radioactive water from water clusters of "Ukryttya", changing of the groundwater flow direction.

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