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Geotechnical, geological, and selected radionuclide retention characteristics of the radioactive waste disposal site near the Farallon Islands

Marine Geotechnology

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DOI: 10.1080/10641198909379863

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Abstract

A geotechnical and geological investigation of the Farallon Islands low-level radioactive waste (LLW) disposal area was conducted to qualitatively assess the host sediments' relative effectiveness as a barrier to radionuclide migration, to estimate the portion of the barrier that is in contact with the waste packages at the three primary disposal sites, and to provide a basic physical description of the sediments. Box cores recovered from within the general disposal area at depths of 500, 1000, and 1500 m were subcored to provide samples (~30 cm in length) for detailed descriptions, textural and mineralogical analyses, and a suite of geotechnical tests (index property, CRS consolidation, and CIU triaxial compression). -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Geotechnical, geological, and selected radionuclide retention characteristics of the radioactive waste disposal site near the Farallon Islands
Series title:
Marine Geotechnology
DOI:
10.1080/10641198909379863
Volume
8
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Marine Geotechnology
First page:
111
Last page:
132