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Main Title Location of abandoned wells with geophysical methods /
Author Frischknecht, Frank C. ; Frischknecht, F. C. ; Raab, P. V.
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Author Title of a Work
Raab, Paul V.
Van Ee, J. Jeffrey.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV. ;Geological Survey, Denver, CO.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA 600-4-84-085; DW 149 30473-01-0
Stock Number PB85-122638
OCLC Number 37510741
Subjects Groundwater--Pollution ; Geophysical prediction--Research ; Wells--Location
Additional Subjects Water wells ; Geophysical prospecting ; Water pollution ; Leakage ; Aquifers ; Feasibility ; Steels ; Electromagnetic prospecting ; Aerial surveys ; Resistivity exploration ; Abnormalities ; Magnetic prospecting ; Accuracy ; Comparison ; Abandoned wells
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-84-085 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB85-122638 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 49 pages : b illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Abandoned wells are sometimes an important element in the contamination of fresh underground water supplies. If a well is not properly plugged and the casing is leaky, it may serve as a conduit for brines or other pollutants to reach a fresh water aquifer. This study was made to determine the feasibility of using geophysical methods to locate abandoned wells which contain steel casing. Preliminary considerations indicated that magnetic and, perhaps, electrical methods should be useful. Electrical methods which were tested were the dipole-dipole resistivity/induced polarization (IP), self-potential, and loop-loop electromagnetic methods.
"EPA 600-4-84-085." "PB85-122638." "November 1984." "Interagency agreement no. DW 149 30493-01-0." "Project Officer, Jeff van Ee." "This study was conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey, Dept. of the Interior." Includes bibliographical references.