Site Specific Geologic Interpretations of Richton Salt Dome

by Sheri M. George, USM, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990


There have been numerous investigations into the geological and hydrological aspects of the Richton Salt Dome area since its selection as a preferred site for a nuclear waste repository. These reports have addressed some or all of the issues pertaining to the characterization of geohydrological parameters, dissolution, ground water travel paths, and residence times. Collectively, they have stressed the need for further data acquisition and study. The geo-hydrological - geolocical investigations to date, have covered a broad area encompassing several counties in southeastern Mississippi. More often than not, these studies did not use all of the well data available in the area or the studies were done on a scale too large to adequately define the lithology and correlation of sediments immediately over Richton Dome.

Subject Headings: Geology | Salts | Domes (structure) | Travel time | Radioactive wastes | Groundwater flow | Subsurface investigation | Data collection | Mississippi | United States

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