The development of permanent isolation surface barriers: Hanford Site, Richland, Washington, U.S.A.

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Permanent isolation surface barriers are being developed to isolate wastes disposed of in situ (in place) at the US Department of Energy`s Hanford Site in Washington State (USA). The current focus of development efforts is to design barriers that will function in a semiarid to subhumid climate, Emit infiltration and percolation of water through the waste zone to near-zero amounts, be maintenance free, and last up to 1000 years or more. A series of field tests, experiments, and lysimeter studies have been conducted for several years. The results of tests to date confirm that the Hanford barrier concepts are valid ... continued below

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Wing, N.R. & Gee, G.W. January 1, 1993.

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  • Wing, N.R. Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
  • Gee, G.W. Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

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    Publisher Info: Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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Permanent isolation surface barriers are being developed to isolate wastes disposed of in situ (in place) at the US Department of Energy`s Hanford Site in Washington State (USA). The current focus of development efforts is to design barriers that will function in a semiarid to subhumid climate, Emit infiltration and percolation of water through the waste zone to near-zero amounts, be maintenance free, and last up to 1000 years or more. A series of field tests, experiments, and lysimeter studies have been conducted for several years. The results of tests to date confirm that the Hanford barrier concepts are valid for both present and wetter climatic conditions. The data collected also have provided the foundation for the design of a large prototype barrier to be constructed later in 1993. This paper presents the results of some of the field tests, experiments, and lysimeter studies.

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INIS; OSTI as DE93040408

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  • Geo confine 93: international symposium on geology and confinement of toxic wastes, Montpellier (France), 8-11 Jun 1993

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  • Other: DE93040408
  • Report No.: WHC-SA--1799
  • Report No.: PNL-SA--21847;CONF-9306137--1
  • Grant Number: AC06-87RL10930
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 139781
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625222

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Wing, N.R. & Gee, G.W. The development of permanent isolation surface barriers: Hanford Site, Richland, Washington, U.S.A., article, January 1, 1993; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625222/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.