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Preliminary Geotechnical Considerations of Borehole Facilities as Waste Repositories in Clay Deposits

  • Mysore S. Nataraj
Part of the Frontiers in Sedimentary Geology book series (SEDIMENTARY)

Abstract

This study is part of an ongoing research program conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) concerning the evaluation of clays and clay-rich rocks as potential hosts for a geologic repository. The results of the study concerned with boreholes in sedimentary rocks in general, and shales in particular have been reported in the literature (Nataraj, this volume). In this chapter, the results pertaining to the use of borehole facilities in clays are briefly described with reference to deposits in the United States.

Keywords

Unconfined Compressive Strength Radioactive Waste Stability Factor Geotechnical Property Clay Deposit 
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