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Title: Permeability testing of fractures in climax stock granite at the Nevada Test Site

Abstract

Permeability tests conducted in the Climax stock granitic rock mass indicate that the bulk rock permeability can be highly variable. If moderately to highly fractured zones are encountered, the permeability values may lie in the range of 10{sup -4} to 10{sup -1} darcies. If, on the other hand, only intact rock or healed fractures are encountered, the permeability is found to be less than 10{sup -9} darcies. In order to assess the thermomechanical effect on fracture permeability, discrete fractures will be packed off and tested periodically throughout the thermal cycle caused by the emplacement of spent nuclear fuel in the Climax stock.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Univ., Livermore, CA (United States). Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
59201
Report Number(s):
UCRL-85231; CONF-8009124-1
TRN: 81:003334
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Repository sealing field testing workshop, Santa Fe, NM (United States), 18-19 Sep 1980; Other Information: PBD: 1980
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; GRANITES; PERMEABILITY; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; SPENT FUELS; NEVADA TEST SITE; Yucca Mountain Project

Citation Formats

Murray, W A. Permeability testing of fractures in climax stock granite at the Nevada Test Site. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Murray, W A. Permeability testing of fractures in climax stock granite at the Nevada Test Site. United States.
Murray, W A. Wed . "Permeability testing of fractures in climax stock granite at the Nevada Test Site". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/59201.
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abstractNote = {Permeability tests conducted in the Climax stock granitic rock mass indicate that the bulk rock permeability can be highly variable. If moderately to highly fractured zones are encountered, the permeability values may lie in the range of 10{sup -4} to 10{sup -1} darcies. If, on the other hand, only intact rock or healed fractures are encountered, the permeability is found to be less than 10{sup -9} darcies. In order to assess the thermomechanical effect on fracture permeability, discrete fractures will be packed off and tested periodically throughout the thermal cycle caused by the emplacement of spent nuclear fuel in the Climax stock.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/59201}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {12}
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