Accession Number : ADA134057

Title :   Determining the Area of Review for Industrial Waste Disposal Wells.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN

Personal Author(s) : Barker,Stephen Eugene

PDF Url : ADA134057

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 156

Abstract : The area of review is defined by the radial distance from waste disposal wells in which the injection formation fluid pressure increases sufficiently to force formation fluids and/or injected wastes up abandoned well bores to contaminate underground sources of drinking water. The cost of corrective action required to prevent such contamination within the area of review can be considerable. To minimize the costs associated with subsurface disposal operations an appropriate area of review must be adequately defined. This report provides a simplified procedure which can be utilized to determine a minimum area of review which can be safely applied to a given subsurface injection operation.

Descriptors :   *Waste disposal, *Wastes(Industrial), *Contaminants, *Migration, Fluids, Environmental protection, Subsurface, Drilling, Bores, Pressure measurement, Computer applications, Corrections, Environmental management, Management planning and control

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE