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Final Report VETEM (Very Early Time Electromagnetic) System Survey of Pit 4 and Pit 10 Subsurface Disposal Area, Radioactive Waste Management Complex, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID

By Jared D. Abraham, David VonG. Smith, and David L. Wright

U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-140

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The objective of this report is to briefly describe the VETEM system, data collection procedures, and display the preliminary raw images of the data. Within this report images are presented from the deployment of the USGS prototype Very Early Time Electromagnetic (VETEM) system at Pits 4 and 10 within the Subsurface Disposal Area (SDA) of the Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). These images are of raw data that have not been leveled nor has the system response been removed. The images are positioned with a real time kinematic global positioning system (RTK-GPS). The data have been processed for position accuracy and data validity. Images are produced from selected time slices of the VETEM data. Results indicate the VETEM system is responding throughout the recorded time series and can detect many subsurface conductive objects within Pit 4 and Pit 10.

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