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Ground-water studies for nuclear power plant siting

By
Clifford R. Farrel
Clifford R. Farrel
Bechtel Incorporated, 50 Beale Street, San Francisco, California 94119
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John W. Harshbarger
John W. Harshbarger
Harshbarger & Associates, 1525 E. Kleindale Road, Tucson, Arizona 85719
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Published:
January 01, 1979

Abstract

Ground-water studies for nuclear power plant sites call for extraordinary and extensive effort in comparison to site investigations for more conventional, large engineering structures, primarily to assure the stability and safe operation of the plant. Providing that assurance may require unusually complex design solutions to foundation problems. Basic data collection must be extensive and thorough in response to the requirements of the Safety Analysis Report (SAR) for a detailed and well-documented description on the occurrence and movement of ground water in the site vicinity. The ground-water studies presented in the SAR must demonstrate that normal operation of the plant will not have a serious impact on the ground water and that water levels will not rise to a height that might affect the stability of plant foundations. Further, the studies must be thorough enough to assure that any accidental spill of radioactive fluid will either be dispersed harmlessly or will be intercepted by a monitoring system before the spill could percolate to a usable off-site aquifer.

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GSA Reviews in Engineering Geology

Geology in the Siting of Nuclear Power Plants

Allen W. Hatheway
Allen W. Hatheway
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Cole R. Mcclure
Cole R. Mcclure
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Geological Society of America
Volume
IV
ISBN electronic:
9780813758046
Publication date:
January 01, 1979

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