Accession Number : ADA132725

Title :   Petrographic Examination of Bell Canyon Tests (BCT) 1-FF Field Grouts over a Three-Year Period.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS STRUCTURES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Burkes,Jerry P ; Rhoderick,Jay E

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Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The Bell Canyon field test involving the placement of two grout plugs took place 26 September 1979 (Plug 1) and 14 February 1980 (Plug 2), respectively. Samples cast in the field were brought to WES and cured in hole AEC-7 (lease) brine. Samples were examined periodically through 1 year and then at 2- and 3- years age to obtain petrographic, physical, and some chemical data. This report deals solely with the petrographic data as the physical data have been presented in other reports. Cracking of specimens was observed; this was believed to be due largely to moisture and temperature changes in the laboratory. The grout from the two placements at ages up to 3 years showed no significant overall deterioration or alteration from the original grout. The Plug 1 and Plug 2 samples will continue to be examined by XRD and SEM at 1-year intervals for an indefinite time.

Descriptors :   *Grout, Radioactive wastes, Boreholes, Seals(Stoppers), Plugs, Field tests, Sampling, Laboratory tests, Curing, Brines, Petrography, Microstructure, Deterioration

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE