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Leachability Studies of Hydrofracture Grouts, November 1986
Originating Office: ORNL Chemical Technology Division
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Series Description: This 1986 report is the result of studies performed on simulated hydrofracture grout to test its leachability under various circumstances. The grout contained amounts of arsenic, barium, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, mercury, nickel, lead, antimony, strontium-90 and cesium-137, and was tested in leachants of distilled water, shallow groundwater (like that found in limestone), and deep brine (a high chloride solution similar to that found at 300 meters depth). The report discusses the formulation of the synthetic grouts and leachants and the results of the studies. Results are measured in picocuries (pCi) and the diffusion rate is given in square centimeters per second (cm2/s).
Data Elements: 89, 95