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Advanced containment system

United States Patent

February 8, 2005
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An advanced containment system for containing buried waste and associated leachate. The advanced containment system comprises a plurality of casing sections with each casing section interlocked to an adjacent casing section. Each casing section includes a complementary interlocking structure that interlocks with the complementary interlocking structure on an adjacent casing section. A barrier filler substantially fills the casing sections and may substantially fill the spaces of the complementary interlocking structure to form a substantially impermeable barrier. Some of the casing sections may include sensors so that the casing sections and the zone of interest may be remotely monitored after the casing sections are emplaced in the ground.
Kostelnik; Kevin M. (Idaho Falls, ID), Kawamura; Hideki (Tokyo, JP), Richardson; John G. (Idaho Falls, ID), Noda; Masaru (Tokyo, JP)
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
10/ 412,491
April 3, 2003
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract No. DE-AC07-94ID13223, now Contract No. DE-AC07-99ID13727 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights in the invention.