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Fractured Bedrock Short Course in Las Vegas (March 16-18, 2004)

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    You are invited to join us or send one of your staff to Las Vegas for an intensive 3-day workshop on Improving Hydrogeologic Analysis of Fractured Bedrock
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 1, 2004
      You are invited to join us or send one of your staff to Las Vegas
      for an intensive 3-day workshop on

      "Improving Hydrogeologic Analysis of Fractured Bedrock Systems with

      (MA LSP 1204, CT LEP-100)

      The workshop includes a field trip to one of the most intensely
      investigated fractured bedrock systems in the world, the U.S.
      Department of Energy's proposed high-level radioactive repository
      at Yucca Mountain.

      The Midwest GeoSciences Group designed this course to bring together
      fundamental and innovative approaches for improving our
      understanding of fractured bedrock settings and their associated
      properties, and it focuses on answering common questions that face
      practitioners during site characterization and remediation:

      - How can fractures be analyzed and characterized in the field?

      - What are the alternatives to rock coring?

      - What implications do rock stratigraphy and secondary weathering
      have on hydrogeologic investigations?

      - How does the theory of ground water movement apply to real-world
      projects in fractured systems?

      - When is a slug test, a pumping test, or a packer test necessary
      and which is best suited for given conditions? When should a tracer
      test be conducted? How can these tests be completed effectively and

      - What are the Do's and Don'ts of monitoring ground water in
      fractured bedrock?

      - When is a potentiometric surface map valid or invalid?

      - What different ground water modeling applications are available to
      predict ground water movement? Which applications are best suited
      for a project? What are the associated costs?

      - What are some of the indicators of a successful or failing
      remediation system? What remediation systems have proven successful
      in different rock types?

      The workshop demonstrates ways in which these questions can be
      answered by understanding the processes which control the occurrence
      and secondary effects of bedrock fractures, conducting detailed
      field analysis, and practicing appropriate computer modeling. This
      is the only course that features applied classroom sessions with
      rock core exercises, an AQTESOLV computer lab session
      (http://www.aqtesolv.com), and a field trip to the Yucca Mountain
      repository, demonstrating each of the lessons.

      An exciting benefit to this workshop is the field trip to Yucca
      Mountain, an unequaled opportunity to visit a site where the
      fracture system has been mapped to precise detail and the
      hydrogeologic setting has been put to the most sensitive analysis.
      Yucca Mountain is one of the most studied areas in the world and
      participants will see and learn first hand about the project's
      fracture mapping program and various fracture modeling approaches
      used for the Yucca Mountain repository tunnel.

      We think the workshop, led by some of the most experienced and
      practical researchers in fractured bedrock, offers an excellent
      overview on fractured bedrock hydrogeology.

      Dates: March 16, 17, and 18, 2004

      Location: University of Nevada Las Vegas and the Nevada Test Site

      24.0 Contact Hours for Continuing Education by UNLV

      Cost: (if received before March 1) $1,100

      (If received after March 1) $1,250

      Course registrations that include the Field Trip to Yucca Mountain
      must be received by March 1, 2004 in order to obtain Federal access
      authorization and security clearance on the Nevada Test Site.

      For a registration form: go to http://www.midwestgeo.com

      Questions: Conctact Dan Kelleher at dan@... or phone
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