Conceptual Design and Requirements for Characterization and Field Test Boreholes [electronic resource] : Deep Borehole Field Test
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, 2015. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
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- 72 pages : digital, PDF file
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- Sandia National Laboratories, United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Deep Borehole Disposal (DBD) of high-level radioactive wastes has been considered an option for geological isolation for many years (Hess et al. 1957). Recent advances in drilling technology have decreased costs and increased reliability for large-diameter (i.e., ≥50 cm [19.7”]) boreholes to depths of several kilometers (Beswick 2008; Beswick et al. 2014). These advances have therefore also increased the feasibility of the DBD concept (Brady et al. 2009; Cornwall 2015), and the current field test, introduced herein, is a demonstration of the DBD concept and these advances.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 09/24/2015., "sand2016--5692r", "643510", and Kristopher L. Kuhlman; Patrick Vane Brady; Robert J. MacKinnon; Jason E. Heath; Courtney G. Herrick; Richard P. Jensen; Mark J. Rigali; Teklu Hadgu; S. David Sevougian; Jens Birkholzer; Barry M. Freifeld; Tom Daley.
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