Regional hydrodynamics of the proposed high-level nuclear-waste repository sites in the Texas Panhandle

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Authors:Bair, E. Scott
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Ohio State Univ., Dep. Geol. and Mineral., Columbus, OH, United States
Volume Title:Journal of Hydrology
Source:Journal of Hydrology, 92(1-2), p.149-172. Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISSN: 0022-1694
Publication Date:1987
Note:In English. 50 refs.; illus. incl. sects., sketch maps
Summary:Bedded salt in the Palo Duro Basin area of the Texas Panhandle is being evaluated as possible host rock for a high-level nuclear-waste repository. The two potential sites are underlain by three major hydrostratigraphic units; a shallow freshwater aquifer system developed in the Tertiary Ogallala Formation and the Triassic Dockum Group, a thick shale and evaporite aquitard developed in an Upper Permian evaporite sequence, and a deep-basin brine aquifer system predominantly developed in the Wolfcamp Series and the Pennsylvanian System. Water level, shut-in pressure, and specific-gravity data from inventoried wells, drill-stem tests, and long-term pumping tests were used to construct potentiometric surfaces, potentiometric profiles, and pressure-depth diagrams.—Modified journal abstract.
Subjects:Aquifers; Brines; Carboniferous; Cenozoic; Dockum Group; Engineering geology; Ground water; High-level waste; Hydrodynamics; Interpretation; Levels; Lower Permian; Mesozoic; Movement; Neogene; Ogallala Formation; Paleozoic; Pennsylvanian; Permian; Pliocene; Potentiometric surface; Radioactive waste; Site exploration; Surveys; Tertiary; Triassic; Upper Triassic; Waste disposal; Well-logging; Wolfcampian; Deaf Smith County Texas; Oldham County Texas; Palo Duro Basin; Swisher County Texas; Texas; United States; Northwestern Texas; Panhandle
Record ID:1987077486
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute.
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