NRC-funded studies on waste disposal in partially saturated media

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Authors:Siefken, David L.; Starmer, R. John
Author Affiliations:Primary:
U. S. Nucl. Regul. Comm., Low-level Waste Licensing Branch, Washington, DC, United States
Volume Title:Role of the unsaturated zone in radioactive and hazardous waste disposal
Volume Authors:Mercer, James W., editor; Rao, P. S. C.; Marine, I. Wendell
Source:p.1-10; Role of the unsaturated zone in radioactive and hazardous waste disposal, Philadelphia, PA, May 31-June 4, 1982, edited by James W. Mercer, P. S. C. Rao and I. Wendell Marine. Publisher: Ann Arbor Sci. Publ., Ann Arbor, MI, United States. ISBN: 0-250-40620-9
Publication Date:1983
Note:In English. 4 refs.; 3 tables
Summary:Technical assistance projects, through the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, and research projects, through the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, provide technical support to NRC staff in a wide range of areas related to waste disposal in partially saturated media. These studies include such diverse areas as: field studies and modeling of flow and transport in partially saturated porous media or fractured rock; laboratory studies and modeling of changes in unsaturated hydraulic conductivity due to consolidation or changes in moisture content and temperature; laboratory and field testing of capillary barriers to infiltration; field studies of the relationship between wetting fronts and leaching; field studies and modeling of geochemical processes affecting the transport of reactive radioactive solutes; field studies of the effects of subsidence on trench cap covers; field studies of vapor phase releases; and assessment of unsaturated media at the Nevada Test Site as alternatives for geologic disposal of high-level wastes.—Modified book abstract.
Subjects:Associations; Engineering geology; Government agencies; Ground water; High-level waste; Low-level waste; Movement; Radioactive waste; Soils; Solutes; Surveys; Transport; U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Unsaturated zone; Waste disposal; Water regimes; United States; Division of Waste Management; Office Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards; Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
Record ID:1984003214
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute.
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