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U.S. Geological Survey research in radioactive waste disposal; fiscal year 1980

Open-File Report 82-509

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Abstract

The report summarizes progress on geologic and hydrologic research related to the disposal of radioactive wastes. The research is described according to whether it is related most directly to: (1) High-level and transuranic wastes; (2) Low-level wastes, or (3) Uranium mill tailings. Included is research applicable to the identification and geohydrologic characterization of waste-disposal sites, to investigations of specific sites where wastes have been stored, and to studies of regions or environments where waste-disposal sites might be located. A significant part of the activity is concerned with techniques and methods for characterizing disposal sites and studies of geologic and hydrologic processes related to the transport and (or) retention of waste radionuclides.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
U.S. Geological Survey research in radioactive waste disposal; fiscal year 1980
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
82-509
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1982
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
115 p. ill., maps ;28 cm.