Rocky Mountain Section - 64th Annual Meeting (911 May 2012)
Paper No. 24-7
Presentation Time: 3:00 PM-3:15 PM

UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR TESTS AND OTHER WORST-CASE ANALOGUES FOR GEOLOGIC WASTE ISOLATION

REMPE, Norbert T., 1403 N Country Club Cir, Carlsbad, NM 88220-4115, rempent@yahoo.com

Six nuclear underground detonations in New Mexico, Colorado, and Louisiana provide useful anthropogenic analogues for geologic isolation of dangerous wastes. All resulted in negligible or undetectable harm to humans and their environment. Nature provides other worst-case analogues such as magmatic intrusives and their very thin metamorphosed contact zones. These extreme examples add to the already very reasonable confidence that geologic media can confine dangerous substances safely and permanently.

Rocky Mountain Section - 64th Annual Meeting (911 May 2012)
General Information for this Meeting

Handouts:

Session No. 24
Arsenic, Uranium, and Radionuclides: Geology and Health Impacts in the Southwest and Rocky Mountains II
Hotel Albuquerque: Alvarado H
1:30 PM-4:30 PM, Thursday, 10 May 2012

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 6, p. 77

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