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Data for wells at the low-level radioactive-waste burial site in the Palos Forest Preserve, Illinois

January 1, 1994

The U.S. Geological Survey is studying the geologic, hydrologic, and geochemical properties of the glacial drift and underlying bedrock at a low-level radioactive-waste burial site in the Palos Forest Preserve, 22 kilometers southwest of Chicago. Data collected from the 33 test wells drilled into the drift plus data from 4 wells drilled into the underlying dolomite bedrock are presented. Data include maps showing the location of the test wells, a general description of the drift, well-construction information, and lithologic descriptions of cores from the wells finished in the drift.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1982
Title Data for wells at the low-level radioactive-waste burial site in the Palos Forest Preserve, Illinois
DOI 10.3133/ofr82692
Authors J.C. Olimpio
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 82-692
Index ID ofr82692
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization