Horizontal grout barrier project results of the latest testing

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Throughout United States Department of Energy (DOE) sites are situations where storage tanks and pits are leaking or have the potential to leak contamination into the soil. Subsequent leaching from rain and groundwater flow disperses the contamination far from the original site and, in some cases, into aquifers which serve as a drinking water source. Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corporation (FERMCO) at Fernald working with the DOE Office of Technology Development (OTD) and two subcontractors, is pursuing the goal of placing a barrier beneath the contamination to prevent this dispersion. The technology being developed is an in situ approach based ... continued below

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Riedel, K.W.; Ridenour, D.E. & Walker, J. March 1, 1995.

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  • Riedel, K.W. PARSONS Environmental Remedial Action Project, Fairfield, OH (United States)
  • Ridenour, D.E. Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corporation, Cincinnati, OH (United States)
  • Walker, J. U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)

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Throughout United States Department of Energy (DOE) sites are situations where storage tanks and pits are leaking or have the potential to leak contamination into the soil. Subsequent leaching from rain and groundwater flow disperses the contamination far from the original site and, in some cases, into aquifers which serve as a drinking water source. Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corporation (FERMCO) at Fernald working with the DOE Office of Technology Development (OTD) and two subcontractors, is pursuing the goal of placing a barrier beneath the contamination to prevent this dispersion. The technology being developed is an in situ approach based on directional drilling and jet grouting techniques developed in the oil fields. The unique barrier techniques being developed depend on innovative tooling and special grouts to install a horizontal barrier underground without disturbing the contaminated soils above. The initial tool designs were tested in December 1992 and were encouraging enough that the DOE agreed to fund continued development. A second set of designs were tested in August 1994. The testing results were less than expected but did provide a number of lessons learned. This paper reports on the third set of tool designs and the results of testing these tools prior to the full demonstration project at Fernald.

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  • ER `95: environmental remediation conference: committed to results, Denver, CO (United States), 13-18 Aug 1995

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  • Other: DE96000317
  • Report No.: FEMP/SUB--095
  • Report No.: CONF-950868--15
  • Grant Number: AC24-92OR21972
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 108131
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc623513

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Riedel, K.W.; Ridenour, D.E. & Walker, J. Horizontal grout barrier project results of the latest testing, article, March 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc623513/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.