Evaluation of tuff as a waste isolation medium

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Tuff is of interest for use as an isolation medium for high heat producing wastes because it provides highly sorptive minerals and suitable thermomechanical properties. Also, tuff is widespread in areas that offer long and deep groundwater flow paths. The occurrence and geologic/hydrologic setting of tuff are discussed. The properties of the rock are discussed and compared with other isolation media. The favorable and unfavorable aspects are presented. Also, unresolved issues are discussed along with the investigative program for addressing these issues.

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Tyler, L.D. December 31, 1979.

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Tuff is of interest for use as an isolation medium for high heat producing wastes because it provides highly sorptive minerals and suitable thermomechanical properties. Also, tuff is widespread in areas that offer long and deep groundwater flow paths. The occurrence and geologic/hydrologic setting of tuff are discussed. The properties of the rock are discussed and compared with other isolation media. The favorable and unfavorable aspects are presented. Also, unresolved issues are discussed along with the investigative program for addressing these issues.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01

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  • Symposium on waste management and fuel cycles 1979, Tucson, AZ (United States), 28 Feb 1979

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  • Report No.: SAND--79-0402C
  • Report No.: CONF-790204--8
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-04-0789
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 59391
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc689761

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Tyler, L.D. Evaluation of tuff as a waste isolation medium, article, December 31, 1979; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc689761/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.