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Pre-excavation grouting with micro-fine cement below four hundreds meter depth

Ishii, Yoji; Mikake, Shinichiro ; Kamiya, Akira; Watanabe, Kazuhiko; Nobuto, Jun*; Kusano, Takashi*

The "Mizunami Underground Research Laboratory" has been carrying out scientific research in granite to establish the technological basis for high-level radioactive waste disposal. To get reliable information on the rock mass geology and hydrogeology and on the bedrock conditions, a pilot borehole investigation was carried out before sinking the Ventilation Shaft. A region with high hydraulic head and low hydraulic conductivity was intersected by the pilot borehole at around GL-400m during these investigations. To reduce water inflow during excavation, pre-excavation grouting with micro-fine cement was done in this region before sinking the ventilation shaft. Despite the high hydraulic head and the low hydraulic conductivity, effective reduction of water-inflow was achieved.



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