NUCLEAR EXCAVATION DESIGN OF A TRANSISTHMIAN SEA-LEVEL CANAL.
ARMY ENGINEER NUCLEAR CRATERING GROUP LIVERMORE CALIF
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This paper presents an up-to-date analysis of the application of nuclear excavation technology to the design of a sea-level canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The scope also includes consideration of the best means of constructing a transisthmian canal, whether by conventional or nuclear excavation methods, and determination of the total estimated cost of construction. Consideration is given to the Darien region of Panama and the Atrato-Truando region of northwest Colombia. Author
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