Biogeochemistry of Pond B (Savannah River Site, South Carolina, USA): Water column and Sediments
Pond B at Savannah River Site (SRS, South Carolina) is a monomictic reservoir that received SRS R reactor cooling water from 1961–1964. Previous studies conducted between the 1980s–1990s on the water column and sediments of Pond B measured trace amounts of Pu (33 MBq 238Pu and 430 MBq 239,240Pu), 241Am, and 137Cs. Since then, the pond has been relatively isolated and the radionuclide concentrations have not been monitored over time. Herein, about 30 years after the last publication on Pond B, we are re-evaluating the geochemistry and radionuclide distribution within Pond B at five locations along a horizontal transect from the inlet to outlet. In addition, we are conducting the first analysis of the microbial community composition. This data package consists of water column measurements (1) using a multi-probe sonde, (2) plutonium isotopes and total concentrations, (3) total organic/inorganic carbon concentrations, (4) trace metals and major ions concentrations, and (6) microbial community composition. Sediment measurements include (1) plutonium isotopes and total concentrations and (2) microbial community composition.For sediment core and porewater, please see other Pond B data package (ess-dive-60d2352a4495472-20200615T203925174).The data in this package will be submitted for peer review in 2023.
DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Repository
Jiao, Yongqin; Coutelot, Fanny; Kaplan, Daniel; Pan, Chao; Powell, Brian; Zavarin, Mavrik; Wasserman, Naomi; Parker, Connor; Kersting, Annie; Deinhart, Amanda; Lindvall, Rachel; Merino, Nancy (2021), "Biogeochemistry of Pond B (Savannah River Site, South Carolina, USA): Water column and Sediments", DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Repository, doi: 10.15485/1910298