To control the migration of radioactive and hazardous wastes currently contained underground, barriers made of natural materials and man-made substances are constructed atop, and possibly around, the contaminated area. Barrier Technologies for Environmental Management provides a brief summary of the key issues that arose during the Workshop on Barriers for Long-Term Isolation. Recurring themes from the session include the importance of quality control during installation, followed by periodic inspection, maintenance, and monitoring, and documentation of installation and performance data. The book includes papers by the workshop presenters.
National Research Council. 1997. Barrier Technologies for Environmental Management: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/5539.
|Themes Identified at Workshop||6-6|
|Appendix A: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||9-14|
|Appendix B: Program Outline||15-16|
|Appendix C: Participants||17-18|
|Appendix D: Table of Contents of Papers Presented||19-20|
|Development and Testing of Permanent Isolation Surface Barriers at the Hanford Site||21-40|
|New Technologies for Subsurface Barrier Wall Construction||41-53|
|Ecology, Design, and Long-Term Performance of Surface Barriers: Applications at a Uranium Mill Tailings Site||54-67|
|Soil, Plant and Structural considerations for Surface Barriers in Arid Environments: Application of Results from Studies in the Mojave Desear near Beatty, Nevada||68-78|
|Natural Physical and Biological Processes Compromise the Long-term Performance of Compacted Soil Caps||79-88|
|Geomembranes in Surface Barriers||89-96|
|Earthen Materials in Surface Barriers||97-107|
|Comparison of Clay and Asphaltic Materials for Use as Low-Permeability Layers in Engineered Covers at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site||108-118|
|Alternatives for Ground Water Cleanup||119-132|
|Construction of Deep Barrier Walls for Waste Containment||133-141|
|Self-Hardening Slurries and Stable Grouts from Cement-Bentonite to IMPERMIX||142-149|
|A Field Test of Permeation Grouting in Heterogeneous Soils Using a New Generation of Barrier Liquids||150-161|
|Sealable Joint Steel Sheet Piling for Ground-Water Pollution Control||162-170|
|Artifically Frozen Ground as a Subsurface Barrier Technology||171-179|
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