Stability evaluation of the Panel 1 rooms and the E140 drift at WIPP

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WIPP, intended for underground permanent disposal of defense transuranic waste, is located 40 km east of Carlsbad at a depth of 655 m in the salt beds of the 600-m thick Permian Salado Formation. It will consist of 56 ``rooms`` each 91.5 m long, 10 m wide, and 4 m high, grouped in 8 ``panels`` of 7 rooms each. About 7.5 km of access drifts will also be provided. Excavation began in 1982 and surface/access/test facilities and one panel were completed by 1988, many years before it could be used. Current plans are to start emplacing waste in WIPP in ... continued below

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Maleki, H. & Chaturvedi, L. August 1, 1996.

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  • Maleki, H. Maleki Technologies, Inc. (United States)
  • Chaturvedi, L. Environmental Evaluation Group, Albuquerque, NM (United States)

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WIPP, intended for underground permanent disposal of defense transuranic waste, is located 40 km east of Carlsbad at a depth of 655 m in the salt beds of the 600-m thick Permian Salado Formation. It will consist of 56 ``rooms`` each 91.5 m long, 10 m wide, and 4 m high, grouped in 8 ``panels`` of 7 rooms each. About 7.5 km of access drifts will also be provided. Excavation began in 1982 and surface/access/test facilities and one panel were completed by 1988, many years before it could be used. Current plans are to start emplacing waste in WIPP in 1998 and continue for 35 years. The north- south drift E140 is the widest (25 ft) of the four main north-south drifts and is the main north-south passage. Plans to conduct experiments with waste in 1993 were abandoned, and the plan now is to use panel 1 for permanent disposal of waste starting in 1998. The stability evaluation resulted in the conclusion that, while it would be possible to safely use portions of panel 1 for waste emplacement, it would be best to abandon panel 1 and mine a new panel after the decision has been made to use WIPP as a repository and the necessary permits obtained.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96015287

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  • Other: DE96015287
  • Report No.: DOE/AL/58309--63
  • Report No.: EEG--63
  • Grant Number: AC04-89AL58309
  • DOI: 10.2172/406057 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 406057
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc680559

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Maleki, H. & Chaturvedi, L. Stability evaluation of the Panel 1 rooms and the E140 drift at WIPP, report, August 1, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc680559/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.