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Main Title Geologic observations at the 2800-meter radioactive waste disposal site and associated deepwater dumpsite 105 (DWD-106) in the Atlantic Ocean /
Author Rawson, Martine Dreyfus. ; Rawson, M. D. ; Ryan, W. B. F.
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Author Title of a Work
Ryan, William B. F.
CORP Author Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Palisades, NY.;Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC.
Publisher Office of Radiation Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA 520/1-83-018; EPA-68-01-3933
Stock Number PB84-141878
Subjects Radioactive waste disposal in the ocean. ; Submarine geology.
Additional Subjects Ocean bottom ; North Atlantic Ocean ; Submarine canyons ; Hudson Canyon ; Continental rises ; Continental slopes ; Marine geology ; Containers ; Sedimentation ; Packaging ; Radioactive waste-disposal ; Marine disposal ; Deepwater Dumpsite 106 ; Low-level radioactive wastes
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NTIS  PB84-141878 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Edition Rev. Sept. 1983.
Collation vi, 54 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.
During 1975 and 1976 a total of eight manned submersible dives with DSRV ALVIN were carried out in a relatively small region of the Atlantic 2800m radioactive waste dumpsite and were centered at 38 degrees 30'N and 72 degrees 09'W. Six other dives were distributed through the northern part of Deepwater Dumpsite 106 (DWD-106) near the boundary of the continental rise/continental slope. One of the primary purposes of these dives was to observe the geological conditions in this disposal region slightly south of the Hudson submarine Canyon. The lower continental slope was found to be incised by submarine canyons debouching into the northern side of DWD-106. The upper continental rise was incised by narrow meandering channels. One of these channels passed through the radioactive waste dumpsite and was surveyed in detail. On the upper continental rise the local terrain was relatively flat but studded with numerous tracks, trails, holes, and mounds of biological orgin. The sediment carpet was composed of a grapy silty-clay. Detailed mineralogical analysis was performed.
"Department of Geological Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory." Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. Bibliography: p. 50-54. "EPA 520/1-83-018."