An Application of Geometric Probability to the Existence of Faults in Anisotropic Media

  • Robert M. Cranwell
  • Fred A. Donath
Part of the Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology book series (ANST)


When considering the possibility of release of radioactive waste from the confines of a repository in layered geologic media, it is generally accepted that faulting presents a potential threat to the long term isolation of this waste from circulating groundwater. A fault can penetrate either the isolating barrier media or the waste repository itself to form a potential conduit for groundwater to make contact with the radioactive waste.


Fault Plane Radioactive Waste Maximum Principal Stress Fault Surface Geometric Probability 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert M. Cranwell
    • 1
  • Fred A. Donath
    • 2
  1. 1.Sandia LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.University of IllinoisUrbanUSA

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