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

Marine Geotechnology
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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
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