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Monitoring regional effects of high pressure injection of wastewater in a limestone aquifer

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Glen L. Faulkner, and Charles A. Pascale, 1975, Monitoring regional effects of high pressure injection of wastewater in a limestone aquifer: Groundwater, v. 13, iss. 2.

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More than 10 billion gallons (38 × 106 m3) of acid industrial liquid waste has been injected in about 11 years under high pressure into a saline-water-filled part of a limestone aquifer of low transmissivity between 1,400 and 1,700 feet (430 and 520 m) below land surface near Pensacola, Florida. A similar waste disposal system is planned for the same zone at a site about 8.5 miles (13.7 km) to the east. The injection zone is the lower limestone of the Floridan aquifer. The lower limestone is overlain by a confining layer of plastic clay about 220 feet (67 m) thick at the active injection site and underlain by another confining layer of shale and clay. The upper confining layer is overlain by the upper limestone of the Floridan aquifer.The [...]

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Glen L. Faulkner, Charles A. Pascale
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Wiley
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local-index unknown 70185637
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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.1975.tb03077.x
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