05905184 is referenced by 26 patents and cites 21 patents.

A method is disclosed for constructing, verifying, and maintaining underground vaults that isolate and contain radioactive burial sites. The method employs a buoyant lift technique to isolate a block of soil containing the contaminates from the surrounding soil. An impermeable synthetic liner is embedded in the vault to enhance the integrity of the system. The integrity of the vault is monitored by a system of sensors placed both inside and outside of the sealed vault. The method eliminates the need to excavate or drill in the contaminated areas.

Title
In situ construction of containment vault under a radioactive or hazardous waste site
Application Number
761273
Publication Number
5905184
Application Date
May 11, 1998
Publication Date
May 18, 1999
Inventor
Ernest E Carter Jr
9702 Garden Row Dr., Sugar Land, 77478
TX, US
Agent
Arnold White & Durkee
IPC
B09B
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