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Title: Engineering Review Group (ERG) and Geologic Review Group (GRG) report on brine migration at the Deaf Smith County site salt repository horizon

In April 1986, ONWI requested the ERG and GRG to jointly address the status of current knowledge of, and ONWI approach to further characterization of, the geohydrology of the candidate repository horizon of the potential site in Deaf Smith County, Texas. Specifically, the ERG-GRG was asked to evaluate the status of understanding of the hydrogeology of the Lower San Andres Unit 4 (LSA-4) evaporite section and identify any major gaps in the data; evaluate the current understanding of the chemistry and movement of brines in the LSA-4 salt and associated interbeds; develop recommendations for estimating the upper limit quantity of brines, and modeling the brine movement, with respect to the emplaced HLW packages; and identify questions concerning the chemistry of the brines and recommend a technical approach to addressing these questions. 19 refs.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6725917
Report Number(s):
BMI/ONWI/C-216; CONF-8605353-1
ON: TI88016604; TRN: 88-037042
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-87CH10290
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Joint Engineering Review Group (ERG) and Geologic Review Group (GRG) meeting on brine migration at the Deaf Smith County site salt repository horizon, Columbus, OH, USA, 14 May 1986
Research Org:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH (USA). Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; GROUND WATER; FLOW RATE; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; BRINES; COMPLIANCE; GEOLOGY; HYDROLOGY; PALO DURO BASIN; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; REGULATIONS; SALT DEPOSITS; SPENT FUELS; TEXAS; ENERGY SOURCES; FEDERAL REGION VI; FUELS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEAR FUELS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PERMIAN BASIN; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; REACTOR MATERIALS; USA; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; WATER 052002* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Disposal & Storage; 053000 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Environmental Aspects