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Subsurface materials management and containment system, components thereof and methods relating thereto

United States Patent

April 18, 2006
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Systems, components, and methods relating to subterranean containment barriers. Laterally adjacent tubular casings having male interlock structures and multiple female interlock structures defining recesses for receiving a male interlock structure are used to create subterranean barriers for containing and treating buried waste and its effluents. The multiple female interlock structures enable the barriers to be varied around subsurface objects and to form barrier sidewalls. The barrier may be used for treating and monitoring a zone of interest.
Nickelson; Reva A. (Shelley, ID), Richardson; John G. (Idaho Falls, ID), Kostelnik; Kevin M. (Idaho Falls, ID), Sloan; Paul A. (Rigby, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
10/ 813,810
March 30, 2004
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States Government has rights in the following invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-99ID13727 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC.