The U.S. National Committee on Tunneling Technology was established in 1972 to stimulate advancement in effective use of the subsurface. Improvements in technology and increased access to the underground result in benefits to society from the availability of additional mineral resources and in opportunities to use underground space for many purposes. Increased access gives rise to problems in legal and other social systems. This workshop examined and discussed the problems and their possible solution. Among the eight papers are: Development of Policy for Airspace; Legal Aspects of Use of the Underground; Planning the Underground Uses; and Economic Trends and Demand for the Development of Underground Space.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of a workshop organized by Standing Subcommittee No. 3 of the US National Committee on Tunneling Technology, National Research Council and held in conjunction with the Engineering Foundation Conference, Need for National Policy for the Use of Underground Space, held 24-29 June 1974, in South Berwick, Maine. This book is RANN Report, NSF/RA/S-74-002.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Academy of Sciences

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    Washington, DC  United States  20418
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 121 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Contract Numbers: C310-268-000
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1981 12:00AM