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 type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Waste injection into a deep limestone in northwestern Florida
Series title Groundwater
DOI 10.1111/j.1745-6584.1966.tb01588.x
Volume 4
Issue 1
Year Published 1966
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 3 p.
First page 22
Last page 24
Country United States
State Florida
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