Conventional and Innovative Mining and Excavation
In discussing the excavation methods that are necessary to clean-up the environmental waste from DOE facilities in the USA, the need for Remote Operation is paramount. When reviewing Excavation Technology needs, it was agreed that a substantial amount of technology is currently available from the mining and construction industries. However, no equipment is immediately adaptable one-on-one to the current waste clean-up requirements. There is strong evidence that the existing equipment used in the mining and construction industries is adaptable if minor customizing and/or re-working is carried out.
J. W. Wilson et al., "Conventional and Innovative Mining and Excavation," American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Center for Research and Technology Development, (Publication) CRTD, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Jan 1991.
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