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Title: Ground penetrating radar investigation of a frozen earth barrier

Abstract

In March of 1994, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science and Technology performed a subsurface ground freezing demonstration at the Scientific Ecology Group (SEG) test site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The objective of this demonstration was to evaluate the effectiveness of frozen soil barriers to isolate point sources of contamination by surrounding the contaminant by an impermeable wall of frozen soil. The engineering results of this study can be found in SEG`s final report, and in the 1995 Proceedings of the International Containment Technology Workshop. The ground freezing demonstration at SEG extended from March to October of 1994. At the end of the demonstration, MIT`s Earth Resources Laboratory was invited to test the utility of ground penetrating radar (GPR) to help characterize the structure and integrity of the frozen soil barrier. This paper reports the results of these investigations which were performed on November 5 and 6 of 1994.

Authors:
 [1]; ;  [2]
  1. Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (United States)
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
576727
Report Number(s):
CONF-970208-Proc.
ON: DE98001967; TRN: 98:005252
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International containment technology conference and exhibition, St. Petersburg, FL (United States), 9-12 Feb 1997; Other Information: PBD: [1997]; Related Information: Is Part Of International Containment Technology Conference: Proceedings; PB: 1140 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS; CONTAMINATION; FREEZING; POINT SOURCES; POLLUTION CONTROL; SOILS; WAVE PROPAGATION; RADAR

Citation Formats

Lesmes, D, Cist, D, and Morgan, D. Ground penetrating radar investigation of a frozen earth barrier. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Lesmes, D, Cist, D, & Morgan, D. Ground penetrating radar investigation of a frozen earth barrier. United States.
Lesmes, D, Cist, D, and Morgan, D. Wed . "Ground penetrating radar investigation of a frozen earth barrier". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/576727.
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abstractNote = {In March of 1994, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science and Technology performed a subsurface ground freezing demonstration at the Scientific Ecology Group (SEG) test site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The objective of this demonstration was to evaluate the effectiveness of frozen soil barriers to isolate point sources of contamination by surrounding the contaminant by an impermeable wall of frozen soil. The engineering results of this study can be found in SEG`s final report, and in the 1995 Proceedings of the International Containment Technology Workshop. The ground freezing demonstration at SEG extended from March to October of 1994. At the end of the demonstration, MIT`s Earth Resources Laboratory was invited to test the utility of ground penetrating radar (GPR) to help characterize the structure and integrity of the frozen soil barrier. This paper reports the results of these investigations which were performed on November 5 and 6 of 1994.},
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