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Title: System for disposing of radioactive water

Abstract

A system for reducing radioactivity released to the biosphere in the course of producing natural gas from a reservoir stimulated by the detonation of nuclear explosives therein. Tritiated water produced with the gas is separated out and returned to a nuclear chimney through a string of tubing positioned within the well casing. The tubing string is positioned within the well casing in a manner which enhances separation of the water out of the gas and minimizes entrainment of water into the gas flowing out of the chimney.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Bethesda, MD
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
862444
Patent Number(s):
3932300
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
disposing; radioactive; water; reducing; radioactivity; released; biosphere; course; producing; natural; gas; reservoir; stimulated; detonation; nuclear; explosives; therein; tritiated; produced; separated; returned; chimney; string; tubing; positioned; casing; manner; enhances; separation; minimizes; entrainment; flowing; natural gas; gas flow; gas flowing; tritiated water; water produced; tubing string; radioactive water; explosives therein; /166/376/423/588/976/

Citation Formats

Gotchy, Reginald L. System for disposing of radioactive water. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Gotchy, Reginald L. System for disposing of radioactive water. United States.
Gotchy, Reginald L. Tue . "System for disposing of radioactive water". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862444.
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abstractNote = {A system for reducing radioactivity released to the biosphere in the course of producing natural gas from a reservoir stimulated by the detonation of nuclear explosives therein. Tritiated water produced with the gas is separated out and returned to a nuclear chimney through a string of tubing positioned within the well casing. The tubing string is positioned within the well casing in a manner which enhances separation of the water out of the gas and minimizes entrainment of water into the gas flowing out of the chimney.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
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