DEVELOPMENT OF GLACIER SUBSURFACE WATER SUPPLY AND SEWAGE SYSTEMS.
Technical Report,01 Apr 1958,01 Sep 1961
ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS FORT BELVOIR VA FORT BELVOIR
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Report summarizes data obtained by Sanitary Sciences Br, USAERDL, on development studies of glacier subsurface water supply and sewage systems. Report concludes that a Drinking water can be obtained from glacier subsurface sources more economically and efficiently than from surface snow melting, and water produced is normally not contaminated and is acceptable without further treatment. b Glacier subsur face wells can be used as heat sinks for dis sipation of waste heat of nuclear reactors. c Subsurface cavities which are no longer used for obtaining water can be used for storage of supplies and fuels and for disposal of waste products including low-activity waste water from nuclear reactors. d The equipment installation and operating procedures contained in Appendix B of this report are a simplified design for future glacial water supply systems using subsurface wells. e Discharge of sewage into subsurface of glacier is an economical and reliable method for disposal of liquid wastes.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods