Preliminary geologic map of the late Cenozoic sediments of the western half of the Pasco Basin

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The U.S. Department of Energy, through the Basalt Waste Isolation Program within the Rockwell Hanford Operations, is investigating the feasibility of terminal storage of radioactive waste in deep caverns constructed in Columbia River Basalt. This report represents a portion of the geological work conducted during fiscal year 1978 to assess the geological conditions in the Pasco Basin. The surficial geology of the western half of the Pasco Basin was studied and mapped in a reconnaissance fashion at a scale of 1:62,500. The map was produced through a compilation of existing geologic mapping publications and additional field data collected during the ... continued below

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Lillie, J.T.; Tallman, A.M. & Caggiano, J.A. September 1, 1978.

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The U.S. Department of Energy, through the Basalt Waste Isolation Program within the Rockwell Hanford Operations, is investigating the feasibility of terminal storage of radioactive waste in deep caverns constructed in Columbia River Basalt. This report represents a portion of the geological work conducted during fiscal year 1978 to assess the geological conditions in the Pasco Basin. The surficial geology of the western half of the Pasco Basin was studied and mapped in a reconnaissance fashion at a scale of 1:62,500. The map was produced through a compilation of existing geologic mapping publications and additional field data collected during the spring of 1978. The map was produced primarily to: (1) complement other mapping work currently being conducted in the Pasco Basin and in the region by Rockwell Hanford Operations and its subcontractors; and, (2) to provide a framework for more detailed late Cenozoic studies within the Pasco Basin. A description of procedures used to produce the surficial geologic map and geologic map units is summarized in this report.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A06/MF A01.

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  • Report No.: RHO-BWI-LD-8
  • Grant Number: EY-77-C-06-1030
  • DOI: 10.2172/6404757 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6404757
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1211717

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Lillie, J.T.; Tallman, A.M. & Caggiano, J.A. Preliminary geologic map of the late Cenozoic sediments of the western half of the Pasco Basin, report, September 1, 1978; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1211717/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.