Waste injection into a deep limestone in northwestern Florida
During a three-month trial period, 70 million gallons of industrial wastes were successfully injected at moderate pressures into a deep limestone in the westernmost part of Florida. The movement of these wastes is expected to be predominantly southward toward the natural discharge area which is presumed to be far out in the Gulf of Mexico. The limestone lies between two thick beds of clay (aquicludes) and contains 13,000 parts per million salty water. A series of aquifers and aquicludes appear capable of preventing contamination of the overlying fresh-water aquifers.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Waste injection into a deep limestone in northwestern Florida|
|Contributing office(s)||Toxic Substances Hydrology Program|
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