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Abstract

Investigations have been conducted into the properties of faults cutting clay formations, considered to be potential host rocks for radioactive waste repositories. The main aims of the research have been the development of geophysical techniques to locate faults in clay and the measurement of their geophysical and hydrogeological properties to determine their effect on the groundwater flow regime of a sequence of clays and aquifers. This report describes the measurements of groundwater head and hydraulic conductivity that were made around the Down Ampney fault (Jurassic age) in an array of purpose-drilled and completed piezometers and boreholes. The interpretation of the results is presented.

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Authors: BRIGHTMAN M A, British Geological Survey, Fluid Processes Group, Kinsley Dunham Centre, Nottingham (GB);SEN M A, British Geological Survey, Fluid Processes Group, Kinsley Dunham Centre, Nottingham (GB);ABBOTT A W, British Geological Survey, Fluid Processes Group, Kinsley Dunham Centre, Nottingham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15159 EN (1994) 40 pp., FS, ECU 7
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-7370-7
Record Number: 199410289 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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