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  • Main Title Cement technology for plugging boreholes in radioactive-waste-repository sites. Progress report, October 1, 1978-September 30, 1979


  • Author: Moore, J.G.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Morgan, M.T.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: McDaniel, E.W.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Greene, H.B.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: West, G.A.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Tennessee
    Additional Info: Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)


  • Creation: 1980-08-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Laboratory evaluations were made of several borehole plug formulations proposed for the Bell Canyon field test. Measurements included compressive strength, permeability, density, and thermal conductivity. A few preliminary tests with saltcrete formulations showed no significant difference in physical properties of the solid as a function of fly ash or cement composition. The saltcrete proposed for the field test gave acceptable pushout strength and permeability values using miniature borehole plugs in anhydrite. Similar laboratory tests made with a freshwater formulation indicated high permeability. Electron micrographs showed dissolution cavities or cracks at the plug-wall interface. These studies showed that the reactions occurring between the borehole plug and the adjacent rock wall are an important factor in obtaining a good seal and that laboratory tests are useful to indicate the possibility of success or failure of field tests.
  • Physical Description: Pages: 23


  • Keyword: Research Programs
  • Keyword: Building Materials
  • Keyword: Aerosol Wastes
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Facilities
  • STI Subject Categories: 36 Materials Science
  • Keyword: Plugging
  • Keyword: Residues
  • Keyword: Concretes
  • Keyword: Fly Ash
  • Keyword: Waste Disposal
  • Keyword: Thermodynamic Properties
  • STI Subject Categories: 360603 -- Materials-- Properties
  • Keyword: Wastes 052002* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Disposal & Storage
  • Keyword: Materials
  • Keyword: Ashes
  • Keyword: Mortars
  • STI Subject Categories: 12 Management Of Radioactive And Non-Radioactive Wastes From Nuclear Facilities
  • Keyword: Compression Strength
  • Keyword: Mechanical Properties
  • Keyword: Physical Properties
  • Keyword: Permeability
  • Keyword: Salts
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Disposal
  • Keyword: Management
  • Keyword: Cements
  • Keyword: Thermal Conductivity
  • Keyword: Waste Management
  • Keyword: Cavities
  • Keyword: Density
  • Keyword: Boreholes
  • Keyword: Nuclear Facilities


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: ORNL-5610
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-26
  • DOI: 10.2172/6511466
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6511466
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1206748


  • Display Note: NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.