After long wait and organization, the field measurement series of the REVITAL 1 INTERREG HUSKROUA program has finally started. The project received a Letter of Recommendation from both EUSDR Priority Area 4 (Water Quality) and EUSDR Priority Area 5 (Environmental Risks).
In the first phase electrical and electromagnetic geophysical measurements are carried out. With these methods we can map the exact shape of the salt dome, together with the position and extent of the contained cavities and shafts. Geological formations which can influence the hydrogeological flow system (pebble, sand, clay and their combinations) are also identified in the vicinity of the salt body.
In parallel with the above-mentioned activities, we also started to mark out a monitoring system. To collect water flow data, Dataqua brand water level registers are installed in already existing wells. To determine water flow directions and travel times, tracer studies are performed. The applied Tinopal and Fluorescein agents are non-hazardous tracers that are widely used internationally. The planning and feasibility of the measurements and tests are strongly influenced by the interoperability of the Hungarian, Romanian and Ukrainian borders and the accompanying quarantine obligation.
The preparation of the ongoing REVITAL I draft measurements and test plans prepared by the Tisza Limited Liability European Territorial Association (Tisza ETT) based in Kisvárda. The works are highly affected by the quranteen liability between Hungary, Romania and Ukraine.