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Subsurface waste injection in the United States: fifteen case histories.

Authors
Donaldson-EC; Thomas-RD; Johnston-KH
Source
NTIS: PB 233 954, 1974; :1-72
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10009712
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Waste disposal; Waste disposal systems; Waste treatment; Industrial wastes; Environmental management; Environmental pollution; Geologic formations
Publication Date
19740101
Document Type
IH; Information Circular
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
PB-233954
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
IC 8636
NIOSH Division
BERC
Source Name
NTIS: PB 233 954
Page last reviewed: September 13, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division