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Title: Precision blasting in shadow of on-line plant

Abstract

Despite significant restrictions imposed on the how, where, when, and the blast forces involved, a precisely controlled blasting project has permitted the successful excavation of over 77,000 cu yd of rock for the total job, including an excavation hole about 160-170 ft in diameter and 40-50 ft deep. The excavation was required for the preparation of foundations for a nuclear unit currently being built in the shadow of two existing operating nuclear plants. Blasting procedures are described.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Morrison-Knudsen, Darien, CT
OSTI Identifier:
6073719
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6073719
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Electr. World; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 191:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; MILLSTONE-3 REACTOR; REACTOR SITES; CONSTRUCTION; EXCAVATION; EXPLOSIONS; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; POWER REACTORS; PWR TYPE REACTORS; REACTORS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS 210200* -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Nonboiling Water Cooled

Citation Formats

Barlow, G.R. Jr. Precision blasting in shadow of on-line plant. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Barlow, G.R. Jr. Precision blasting in shadow of on-line plant. United States.
Barlow, G.R. Jr. Thu . "Precision blasting in shadow of on-line plant". United States.
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author = {Barlow, G.R. Jr.},
abstractNote = {Despite significant restrictions imposed on the how, where, when, and the blast forces involved, a precisely controlled blasting project has permitted the successful excavation of over 77,000 cu yd of rock for the total job, including an excavation hole about 160-170 ft in diameter and 40-50 ft deep. The excavation was required for the preparation of foundations for a nuclear unit currently being built in the shadow of two existing operating nuclear plants. Blasting procedures are described.},
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journal = {Electr. World; (United States)},
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volume = 191:3,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
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