Evaluation of Proposed Radioactive Waste Disposal Sites
MMA provided consulting services in the development, construction and calibration of groundwater flow models at two proposed low-level radioactive waste disposal sites in North Carolina.
One of the sites was located in coastal plain deposits near the border with South Carolina and the other in a Triassic sandstone/mudstone basin in the central part of the state.
The sites were evaluated as part of program to develop a low-level waste repository for a compact of eight states in the southeastern United States. Flow models constructed for each site utilized the MODFLOW computer code and were designed to predict critical groundwater flow paths away from the planned facility.