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Abstract

The abyssal plains have been proposed as sites for the disposal of high level nuclear wastes. This paper briefly summarizes sediment permeabilities, horizon lateral variability, faulting, and the relationship of pore pressures and hydraulic gradients with the object of raising questions for future research that may be important in the consideration of possible release scenarios. It is concluded that in-situ pore pressure measurements must be made for the calculation of hydraulic gradients and the determination of the velocity of pore water advection to have a geotechnical model applicable to release scenarios.

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Authors: CHANEY R C DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES ENGINEERING, HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY, ARCATA, CA. (USA) RICHARDS A F FUGRO B.V., LEIDSCHENDAM (THE NETHERLANDS) MURRAY C N JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY) , DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES ENGINEERING, HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY, ARCATA, CA. (USA);FUGRO B.V., LEIDSCHENDAM (THE NETHERLANDS);JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ENVIRONMENTAL GEOTECHNOLOGY, ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (USA), APRIL 21-24, 1986 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32455 ORA
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