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Pilot Study of the Feasibility of Subsurface Injection of Industrial Liquid Wastes in West Virginia.
Hidalgo-R; Behling-M; Drabish-R
NTIS: PB/232-421 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :106 pages
Subsurface injection of industrial liquid wastes is a widely expanding waste-management practice. Increased environmental awareness and the resulting more stringent legislation regarding discharge of wastes into surface waters have served to spur the expansion of this practice. Also the economics of subsurface waste injection are often more favorable, at least in a short-term sense, than advanced secondary or Tertiary surface-treatment facilities. Therefore, it seems likely that industrial interest in subsurface injection of liquid wastes will remain high, and that government should eliminate as much of the uncertainty involved in the practice as it can. Much of the present uncertainty arises from less than complete knowledge and understanding of the total subsurface geology and hydrology in most areas and the lack of a method to quickly assess total data base in a given area within the time-frame required for decisionmaking in specific cases. This study (Contract No. G0122075) was undertaken as a first step in solving the problems.
CP; Final Contract Report;
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NTIS: PB/232-421; Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
West Virginia Geol. & Econ. Survey
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