Hydrogeology of the Basins Encompassing the Maricopa Superconducting Super Collider Site
KeywordsArizona Geological Survey Open File Reports
Maricopa Superconducting Super Collider Site
Vekol Valley Basin
Waterman Wash Basin
Gila Bend Basin
Basin and Range Province
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CitationBrooks, J.S., 1988, Hydrogeology of the Basins Encompassing the Maricopa Superconducting Super Collider Site. Arizona Geological Survey Open File Report, OFR-88-06, 2 map sheet, variable map scale, 32 p.
PublisherArizona Geological Survey (Tucson, AZ)
DescriptionIn 1983 the State of Arizona began an investigation to locate possible Arizona sites for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider (SSC). Briefly, the SSC is a proton-antiproton particle accelerator consisting of five components (1) an injector complex of four cascaded accelerators which include a 500 foot linear accelerator and three circular synchrotron accelerators up to four miles in circumference; (2) a 52.8 mile collider ring with an inner diameter of 10 feet; (3) experimental areas containing the collision halls and particle detectors; (4) campus/laboratory areas; and (5) site infrastructure consisting of roads and utilities. Of the many criteria outlined for site evaluation by the DOE, the greatest weight was given to geology and tunneling and its impact upon construction and operational costs. An important aspect of the geologic criteria is the surface and subsurface hydrology.
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