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Subsurface materials management and containment system

United States Patent

October 17, 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)
11/ 273,732
November 14, 2005
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-99ID13727, and Contract No. DE-AC07-05ID14517 between the United States Department of Energy and Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC.