Geologic evaluation of waste-storage potential in selected segments of the Mesozoic aquifer system below the zone of fresh water, Atlantic Coastal Plain, North Carolina through New Jersey

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Authors:Brown, P. M.; Reid, M. S.
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U. S. Geol. Surv., United States
Source:U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, No.P0881, 47p. Publisher: U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States. ISSN: 1044-9612
Publication Date:1977
Note:In English. 10 refs. Hydrogeol. maps 1:1,000,000
Summary:This report describes the distribution of subsurface environments in the Atlantic Coastal Plain--North Carolina through New Jersey, that are seen to have geologic potential for the storage of toxic waste. The environments described consist of layers of sand or sandstone, 20 feet or more in thickness, that are immediately overlain and underlain by layers of shale or clay, 20 feet or more in thickness, and which occur in Units F, G, and H of Mesozoic age in areas where the top of each of these units lies at a depth equal to or greater than 1,500 feet below mean sea level. Using a group of geologic parameters derived from or combining 20 categories of basic data, established from study of well cuttings and geophysical logs, a series of 18 regional maps was constructed. For each of three geologic units delineated in the subsurface, the maps illustrate the distribution of potential waste-storage reservoirs in terms of their areal extent, depth below land surface, an the thicknesses of the component reservoir and reservoir-seal rocks. (Woodard-USGS)
Subjects:Aquifers; Data; Engineering geology; Evaluation; Ground water; Liquid waste; Maps; Mesozoic; Permeability; Pollution; Possibilities; Reservoirs; Sedimentary rocks; Sediments; Site exploration; USGS; Waste disposal; Well-logging; Atlantic Coastal Plain; Maryland; New Jersey; North Carolina; United States; Virginia; Hydrogeologic; Subsurface; Toxic; Hydrogeologic maps
Record ID:1977010816
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from USGS product, Selected Water Resources Abstracts, Reston, VA, United States
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