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Subsurface waste injection in the United States: fifteen case histories.
Donaldson-EC; Thomas-RD; Johnston-KH
NTIS: PB 233 954, 1974; :1-72
Subsurface injection of liquid and slurry-type industrial waste is being used as a means of waste disposal. This survey conducted by the Bureau of Mines shows that the method can be economically and environmentally attractive if the proper precautions are taken, especially when the alternative is cursory treatment and discharge at the surface. Attention is called to petroleum technology and experience that can be applied to subsurface waste injection. Part 1 of this report is a discussion of the general aspects of subsurface waste-injection systems. Part 2 is a general discussion and review of the literature concerning the geologic formations available for injection in the United States. Part 3 is a discussion of 15 case histories including information on the source and nature of the waste and the geology, surface equipment, well completion, and operation of the systems.
Waste disposal; Waste disposal systems; Waste treatment; Industrial wastes; Environmental management; Environmental pollution; Geologic formations
IH; Information Circular
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 233 954
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