Very deep hole systems engineering studies

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Corporate Authors:Woodward-Clyde Consultants
Source:Columbus, OH [ONWI (Battelle Memorial Institute, Office of Nuclear Waste-Isolation), Vol.226. Publisher: Battelle Memorial Institute, Office of Nuclear Waste-Isolation,], United States. ISSN: 0730-2800
Publication Date:1983
Note:In English. Available from Natl. Tech. Inf. Serv., Springfield, VA. Prep. for Battelle Mem. Inst., Off. Nucl. Waste Isol.
Summary:Very Deep Hole (VDH) Waste Isolation is an alternative to or an augmentation of the mine geologic repository (MGR) for high-level radioactive waste. For the reference VDH system selected for this study, the nuclear waste is emplaced and disposed in 20-inch holes that are drilled by modified rotary rigs and at depths of 20,000 feet or less. The waste is to be contained within a repository zone of host rock having low porosity, low hydraulic gradient, and low permeability, and repository zone is not penetrated by any aquifer. The VDH concept is credible and the reference system is technically feasible, logical, practical, and achievable by the year 2000, with slight modification of present technology.—Modified journal abstract.
Subjects:Aquifers; Boreholes; Engineering geology; Permeability; Porosity; Radioactive waste; Reservoir properties; Waste disposal; Hydraulic gradient; Very deep hole waste isolation; Wells
Record ID:1985017315
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute.
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